The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of June 21, 2024



early 1900s
Location: not on view


This bowl probably once held cosmetics and was hung up when not in use. The Kuba are widely known for finely crafted luxury goods decorated with geometric, linear patterning. Although made of pottery, this bowl closely resembles carved wood. Visual puns of this sort, in which one kind of material is made to look like another, are much appreciated by the Kuba.
  • (Jacques Hautelet, La Jolla, CA)
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, “Recent Acquisitions to the Cleveland Museum of Art Collection,” August 26, 1994, Cleveland Museum of Art Archives.
  • {{cite web|title=Bowl|url=false|author=|year=early 1900s|access-date=21 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL: