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Mayivangwa Thérèse
Congolese (Vunda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central Africa) Primary


ca. 1965

3 3/8 x 5 15/16 x 5 1/16 in. (8.573 x 15.081 x 12.859 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2022.7.2
Geography: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Vunda (Lower Zaire)
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Bowls
Culture/Nationality: Congolese, Central African, African
Collection: Janet MacGaffey, PhD 1981

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  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • bowls - Rounded vessels that are generally wider than they are high, usually hemispherical or nearly so. A bowl may have a spreading base or foot ring and sometimes two handles or a cover. Distinguished from a cup, which is rather deep than wide.
  • Central African - Nationality, styles, and culture of the people of the nation of the République centrafricaine.
  • Central Democratic Republic of Congo styles - Styles belonging to Central Democratic Republic of Congo cultures.
  • ceramic - Refers to any of various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature.
  • clay - Naturally occurring sediments that are produced by chemical actions resulting during the weathering of rocks. Clays are composed of hydrated aluminum silicates, such as Kaolinite, Illite, Palygorskite, Attapulgite, Bentonite, and Montmorillonite. Small amounts of other minerals can change the color (white, yellow, brown or red) and texture of the clays. Clays may include all earths that form a paste with water and harden when heated.
  • Congolese - Nationality, styles, and cultures of the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • containers - Receptacles or formed or flexible coverings designed to hold, store, or ship objects or substances.
  • earthenware - Pottery with a porous body, fired below 1200 degrees Centigrade. It is not vitrified, and must be glazed to render it nonporous.
  • geometric patterns

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Provenance History
  • Owner Name: Janet MacGaffey, PhD 1981, and Wyatt MacGaffey, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Haverford College
    Role: Collector
    Place: Mbanza Manteke, Democratic Republic of Congo
    Acquisition Method: Purchased from the Artist
    Disposal Method: Donation to Bryn Mawr College
    Ownership Start Date: 1965
    Ownership End Date: 2022
    Remarks: Please note that this bowl was likely made by T. Mayivangwa. If further research indicates that this bowl was instead made by Wadimbudula Esther, the place would change to Matadi and the date would change to 1970.

Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Janet MacGaffey, "Two Kongo Potters." African Arts 9, No. 1 (October, 1975): 28-31, 92.

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