Pot

Description
The pot contains shells embedded in resin. Fibre strings tied around the neck hold bunches of shells and bones. The contents of the pot may contain medicines to act against harmful forces. Collected before 1889.
Accession Loan No.
9/1889/56
Collection Class
Religion and magic
Common Name
pot
Simple Name
nkisi pot
Full Name
nkisi pot
Dimensions
whole height 62.5 mm; whole depth 70 mm; whole W 82 mm
Cultural Group
Bakongo
Production Town
Loango
Production County
Lower Congo River
Production Country
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Production Area Region
Central Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Material
pottery; shells; resin; fibre; bone
Function Name
religion
Collection Area Region
CENT
Collection Continent
Africa

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