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Dark brown, round clay pot with twin heads on top. Pot is glazed. The two heads have circular earrings and tall, brimmed headdresses that act as spouts for the pot. The heads are connected by the edges of their headdresses and at their ears. A third, smaller spout is behind the heads, in the centre back. Wrapped around the twin necks is a necklace with a low hanging pendant. Extending from the sides of the necklace are two arms, that wrap around to the front. The necklace and arms are done in high relief. In the circle of each arm there is a round protuberance. Across the entire pot there are various geometric designs made up of dots impressed into the clay.

History Of Use

Azande, or Zande, effigy vessel. This style of ceramic was developed in the early twentieth century. They are made in Zande and Mangbetu villages, now mainly for an external market.

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