Pitt Rivers Museum Anthropology and World Archaology




Decorated pot



Collected by E.F. Martin

Purchased by the Museum in 1904

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Decorated pot, Nigeria

This Nupe pot has been decorated with painted figures of chickens and guinea fowl, reflecting Nupe artists’ admiration for animal and bird forms. Amongst the Hausa, water pots like these were given to brides at weddings. The birds symbolized good luck.

View database record 1904.54.51