Afrikaanse kunst > Jarres, amphores, pot, matakam > Ganda melkpot
Ex-collection French African art.
Decorated with a frieze of parallel grooves and rhombuses, this ancient vessel from East Africa was designed by a nomadic people. The latter was particularly decimated by the Islamic slave trade and by recurrent internal wars. The groups of populations called "Interlaced Bantu", located between Lake Victoria and the Limpopo River, include the Ganda, Nyoro, Nkole, Soga, Toro, Hima, and the Tutsi of Rwanda and Burundi. Their cultures have similarities, as do their artistic production and everyday objects.
Apart from the prestigious vases created by the potter in the service of the king, named kujona , the Ganda of Uganda also produce everyday containers, such as this object with a patina of use and a woven lid. Crack of desiccation.