Accession No

Z 13800


Description

A double vessel, appearing like two globular vessels attached at body and rim. There is incised linear decoration around the body of both, and a small pattern on the join between the rims. The base of both of the vessels is rounded, the neck narrow and the rim everted. Where the vessels are joined on the body, there is a hole allowing liquid to pass from one to another.


Place

Africa; West Africa; Nigeria; Anambra State; Nibo


Period


Source

Thomas, Northcote Whitridge [field collector]; Bevan, Anthony Ashley (Prof.) [monetary donor]


Department

Anth


Reference Numbers

Z 13800; 500 [Thomas Coll. - 2nd Cat.]; 897 [Thomas Coll. label]


Cultural Affliation

Igbo; Nibo


Material

Ceramic; Pottery; ?Pigment


Local Term

Ita ndicie


Measurements

85mm x 90mm x 180mm


Events

Context (Related Documents)
2nd Thomas Catalogue reads "Pot used for giving Ndicie palm wine".

Event Date
Author: Katrina Dring


Description (Labels & Markings)
Luggage tag attached with string reads: '[500] / Ike Ndicie'
N.B. There is a pencil sketch of the pot on the label in the top left corner.
Event Date
Author: Katrina Dring


Description (Physical description)
Catalogue card reads "Double pot for palm wine , incised, handle at on end"

Event Date
Author: maa


Description (Labels & Markings)
Thomas label adhered to base reads: '897 | 500 / Pot (ite naicie) for palm wine, double, incised. / Nibo'
Event Date
Author: Katrina Dring


Publication (Article)
Jeffreys, M.D.W. (1939) Sacred Twinned Vessels, Man. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2793326
Event Date 1939
Author: MAA Admin


Context (Related Documents)
See E 1910.118 and E 1913.3 records for further details about the Thomas Collection from Nigeria. [T.Cotterill]
Event Date 7/5/2001
Author: maa


Description (Physical description)
Double globular pot, with sections missing from both everted rims. Handle broken off, only small section remaining, but detached. [R.Hand]
Event Date 26/7/2001
Author: Katrina Dring


Description (Physical description)
A double vessel, appearing like two globular vessels attached at body and rim. There is incised linear decoration around the body of both, and a small pattern on the join between the rims. The base of both of the vessels is rounded, the neck narrow and the rim everted. Where the vessels are joined on the body, there is a hole allowing liquid to pass from one to another. One of the vessels has a small circular protrusion, while the other originally had a handle. The rim of one vessel is almost completely destroyed and missing, and the other is also damaged. The handle has broken off, part of it is bagged and stored with the object.
Event Date 25/10/2018
Author: Katrina Dring


Context (Amendments / updates)
Record updated as part of the Museum Affordances project 2018-2020

Event Date 25/10/2018
Author: Katrina Dring


Context (Other)
During the collections-based phase of the Museum Affordances Project 2018, a photograph of this object was shared on the project Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/reentanglements/).
In a comment on 26/10/18, ChiadikĊbi Nwaubani wrote: ' Some of these look like the northern Igbo 'sacred twinned vessels' M. D. W. Jeffrey's wrote about in 1939. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2793326', followed by: 'I read the description of the twin vessel (Z 13800), it says "pot used for giving Ndicie palm wine", ndichie are ancestors in Igbo, so it's related to the vessels above.'

Event Date 26/11/2018
Author: Katrina Dring


Publication ()
Jeffreys, M.D.W. (1939) Sacred Twinned Vessels, Man. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2793326
Event Date 26/11/2018
Author: Katrina Dring


Loan (Exhibition)
Fitzwilliam Museum, 1/10/2021 to 30/7/2022, Magdalene Odundo
Event Date 1/10/2021
Author: rachel hand


Conservation (Assessment Only)
CON.2021.5046 | Assessment Only
Event Date 7/6/2021
Author: Kirstie French


Conservation (Remedial)
CON.2021.5108 | Remedial
Event Date 12/7/2021
Author: Stefanie Mueller


FM:124123

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