NUPE POT SUPPORTS, Nigeria

 

NUPE
Support 1
23" high
$1400

 

NUPE
Support 2
24" high
$1200

 

NUPE
Support 4
23" high
$1200

 

NUPE
Support 5
26" high
$1400

NUPE
Support 6
24" high
$1200

 

NUPE
Support 8
21" high
$1200

  

NUPE
Support 9
26" high
$1000

 

NUPE
Support 10
25" high
$1200



  NUPE
Support 12
19" high
$1200

NUPE
Support 13
23" high
$1200
 

 

NUPE
Support 14
23" high
$1400


The vesssels below have been sold they are left here for educational and reference purposes.

 

NUPE
Support 7
SOLD

 

NUPE
Support 11
SOLD

  

NUPE
Support 3
SOLD*

NUPE
Support 15
SOLD*

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

NUPE, TERRACOTTA POT SUPPORTS, Nigeria

These Nupe pot supports have been vetted as authentic, with signs of age and use.  *Nupe pot support 3 was selected by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and was donated to their permanent collection. *Nupe pot support 15 was selected by the Fitchburg Museum and was donated to their permanent collection.

These tall, elegant flaring forms are supports, buried halfway in the ground to provide a stable base for a stack of the rounder Nupe pots. Whole walls of terracotta pots often lined the inside of Nupe houses. Most of these pieces show evidence of being buried, sometimes with deterioration or encrustation, most often with the exposed top portion darkened with smoke from cooking and fires kept in the home.

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