CERAMIC AND METAL, HEIGHT 35CM
Ritual vessel with mother and child depicted on one side, and a male image on the other. Hooped metal currency pieces from the 18th century are attached. The addition of real money probably suggests an offering and a wish to increase the wealth of the owner. Extensive repairs were undertaken to restore the base of the vessel. This piece was for many years in possession of “The Collector”, a well known traditional art dealer in Cape Town.