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Small TutsiIngondo Earthenware Pot

Tribe Dynasty

Tutsi or Twa for the Tutsi

Country Of Origin

Rwanda or Burundi

Region

Great Lakes of Central Africa

Date

1st half 20th Century

Size

3.25 cms (1ΒΌ ins) Height

Materials

Clay

Technique

Coiled and decorated with the sgraffito technique

Condition

Good condition

Provenance

ex Dirk Buys collection, Brussels

This small pot, called an ingondo is said to be made with clay mixed with menstrual blood and used as a love charm. How touching.

References

  • Nigel Barley. Smashing Pots: Feats of Clay from Africa. British Museum Press. London. 1994. pp.pp.80

Price

Price on request

Reference No

875

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