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Face Vessels
mid-1800s

19th-century African American pottery
Slave potters working in the plantation potteries in South Carolina's Edgefield District, made this pair of small stoneware jugs sometime in the mid-1800s. Modeled in the shape of human faces, the jugs are covered with a mottled, dark green alkaline glaze. Unglazed kaolin was used to form eyes and teeth. The jugs may have had some kind of religious or burial significance.

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5" high x 3" wide
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