Nigerian Cooking Pot

A Nigerian fired clay palm oil cooking pot and cover. It is included as it was originally collected by a member of Sierra Leone's Krio community, James Brown. 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 Cooking Pot
  • Materials: Ceramic
  • Culture Group: Other, Krio
  • Dimensions: 180 mm
  • Production Date: Pre 1909
  • Associated Places: South Eastern Nigeria: Warri (Collected and created)
  • Associated People: James Brown (Collector); A. Ridyard (Donor)
  • Museum: World Museum Liverpool Sierra Leone Collection
  • Accession Number: LIVCM.

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