Nigerian Earthenware Water-bottle

A Nigerian earthenware water-bottle. The bottle is varnished, with an incised pattern round the body. It is included as it was originally collected by a member of Sierra Leone's Krio community, John. G. Taylor. From the mid-nineteenth century, Krio traders, missionaries and professionals settled along the coast of West Africa and in settlements on the Niger River. This Krio diaspora maintained close links with Sierra Leone through steam shipping lines, and objects from throughout the region found their way to Freetown where they were sometimes acquired by European collectors.

Further Information

  • Type: Containers, vessels
  • Object: Nigerian Earthenware Water-bottle
  • Materials: Ceramic
  • Culture Group: Other, Krio
  • Dimensions: 202 mm x x 150 mm
  • Production Date: Pre 1913
  • Associated Places: South Western Nigeria: Ilorin (Collected and created)
  • Associated People: John. G. Taylor (Collector); A. Ridyard (Donor)
  • Museum: World Museum Liverpool Sierra Leone Collection
  • Accession Number: LIVCM.

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