The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 29, 2024

Vessel

Vessel

1930s
Location: not on view

Description

Mbitim was the head potter at a ceramic workshop in Lirangu, a center for the treatment of sleeping sickness and leprosy. His work was especially prized by European administrators and visitors. Mbitim's style is distinctive, frequently incorporating portrait heads or complete figures. Intricate surface decoration covers the vessel body.
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1996.301