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Face Vessel

Made by Artist/maker unknown, American

Made in Palmetto Fire Brick Works, Bath, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America


c. 1860-1870

Glazed stoneware, unglazed earthenware

7 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches (19 x 19.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 209, American Art, second floor

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Credit Line:
Gift of Edward Russell Jones, 1904

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This face jug, used for water storage, exhibits strong African design precedence, and was probably produced by an enslaved potter in the rural South.

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