Beautiful Bodies: Form and Decoration of African Pottery

May 6, 2001 – January 6, 2002

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Point of View Gallery, Sublevel 1 Floor Plan

Beautiful forms, rich surface textures, and sumptuous colors characterize these hand-built clay vessels from continental Africa. The 19th- and 20th-century vessels, whose forms range from human to geometric, were used for domestic and ritual purposes.