Modern small Bassa pot used for table decoration (Dibombari). Made from brown clay. There is a round base, with a bulbous vessel (there is no decoration on this part). This leads to a neck. On one side of the bulb there is a handle in the form of an arm resting on a hip. On the opposite side, there is an arm saluting. This arm merges with the ear of the head which shapes the neck. The head has a face with nose (nostrils), mouth, eyes, and ears. The head also has a hat, lined with dots. The top of the hat forms the mouth of the pot.
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