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Description

Ceramic pot with flared rim, rounded base and decoration from shoulder to rim of a tubular, undulating stylized serpent with dimpled skin. There are four lizards alternating with three frogs (one missing) at the shoulder on a background of diagonal lines and dimpled surface, bordered at the top by 7 linear incisions around the circumference. Faint pattern of indents in diagonal bands below the lizards to the base. Dark brown exterior, lighter within incisions, blackened interior.

History Of Use

Pot used to hold palm wine.

Cultural Context

For holding mimbo (palm wine).

Iconographic Meaning

The frog is a fertility symbol and the frog and lizard are associated with royal art.

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