Sacrificial pot by Unknown Artist

Sacrificial pot from the Ruanzore Mountains.

Details

Medium:
Terracotta
Acquired in:
1955
Presented by:
O J S Moore through The Art Fund

Designed for use in human sacrifices, to pour libations of blood to the four winds. Brought from Africa by the explorer John E. Salvin Moore.

Provenance

John E. Salvin Moore; by descent to Mr O.J.S. Moore.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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