Face Vessel

Made by Artist/maker unknown, American

Made in Bath, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America

c. 1860-1870

Glazed stoneware, unglazed earthenware

6 3/4 x 5 1/16 inches (17.1 x 12.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 109, American Art, first floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Frank Samuel, 1917

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Face jugs, used for water storage, were often produced by enslaved potters in the rural South.

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