Fulani Water Vessel, Niger

Earthen water jars such as this Fulani vessel have been crafted for untold millennia, their archetypal form one of humanity’s most fundamental artistic ideas. Some of their uses have changed over the span of centuries, but some remain, including the most ancient of all : the storing of water. This water jar, with its full, egg-shaped form, brightyellow ochre color and decorated with two scorch marks could very well closely resemble one made by a Fulani potter countless generations ago.  Its beauty and qualities are simply timeless.

20th Century
Earthenware clay with burnished surface
Height: 16 in; Diameter: 13 in (28 cm x 7.6 cm)

Oussien Issa, 1998

Bill Simmons, Mexico

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