Face vessel, Caribbean, Suriname, South America.
The Caribbean are the largest Indian group living in Suriname. Their pottery is the work of women. From a young age the females are initiated by their mothers and grandmothers into this practice.
This is a rare water vessel depicting a human face. It is made of baked red clay and decorated with simple geometric designs in black and red (engobe).
Condition; chips at base and rim, general staining, consistent with age and tribal use, no repairs or restoration.
H: 21,5 cm - 8.5 inch. Diameter: 14 cm - 5.5 inch.