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Vessels and containers - Mali

Terracotta bottle, Inner Niger Delta, 8th – 13th c. AD, 34 cm

Terracotta bottle, Inner Niger Delta, 8th – 13th c. AD, 34 cm

© Musée national du Mali
Carinated cup, Mema region, 9th – 14th c. AD

Carinated cup, Mema region, 9th – 14th c. AD

© Laboratoire de Préhistoire-Protohistoire de l’IFAN/UCAD, Senegal
Terracotta vase with zoomorphic motif (snake), Natamatao (Thial - Inner Niger Delta), ca. 12th – 14th c. AD, 35 cm

Terracotta vase with zoomorphic motif (snake), Natamatao (Thial - Inner Niger Delta), ca. 12th – 14th c. AD, 35 cm

© Musée national du Mali
Terracotta globular vase with anthropomorphic head, Banamba-Koulikoro, 46 cm

Terracotta globular vase with anthropomorphic head, Banamba-Koulikoro, 46 cm

© Musée national du Mali

Notice

Material
Terracotta
Type
Utensils and vessels
Details
Terracotta. Particularly from the Niger River Valley. Spherical, sometimes decorated with geometric or animal motifs. Jars and small vases with incised decorations. Possible traces of paint. Measurements: 35-120 x Ø 24 cm.
Red List
Red List of West African Cultural Objects at Risk
Countries
Mali
Period
8th – 16th century AD