Spout from a water vessel: human figure

DATE:
c. 200–1300 CE
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Ceramic
CLASSIFICATION:
Sculpture
DIMENSIONS:
Overall: 8 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 2 in. (21.59 x 8.57 x 5.08 cm.)
DEPARTMENT:
Arts of the Pacific Islands
LOCATION:
Arts of the Pacific Islands - Indonesia, Level 3
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, General Acquisitions Fund
OBJECT NUMBER:
1991.364

General Description

Although they survive as fragments, these pieces can be appreciated for their sculptural form and intricately incised decoration.

Originally the spout from a water vessel, or kendi, this remaining fragment is a human head covered with geometric and anthropomorphic patterns. In central Sulawesi, a number of prehistoric terracotta fragments have been found.

Excerpt from

Roslyn A. Walker, Label text, 2013.