Anthropomorphic jug - 2015.12.21_1

2015.12.21_1

Anthropomorphic jug

Maker: Idrissou Kouotou
Medium:Terracotta
Geography: Foumban, Cameroon
Date: 2010-2013
Dimensions:
24 x 15 x 13 cm
Object number: 2015.12.21
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
Not on view
Description

This vessel was produced as a copy of a classic Mangbetu style vessel acquired by the American Museum of Natural History at the beginning of the 20th century. Idrissou Kouotou has been specializing in this type of production since the 1980s. He does not work from photographs but reproduces rather faithfully known examples that he has carefully studied in the past. This vessel was produced in 2010 and aged for two years to give the dark patina. Idrissou Kouotou has his workshop in the Manga II quarter in Foumban right below the Rue des Artisans. He has been selling to an international clientele and to the local gallery owners for decades. He also specializes in bronze monumental sculptures and portraits for which he is known both nationally and internationally.



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