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Face Vessel

Made by Artist/maker unknown, American

Probably made in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America


c. 1860-1870

Glazed stoneware, unglazed earthenware

6 3/8 x 5 5/8 inches (16.2 x 14.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 209, American Art, second floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Edward Russell Jones, 1904

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

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