Creator or Collector

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Photo Credit

Laurel Lamb, Curator, University of Arkansas Museum

Donor

Carole L. Sherman

Object Date

Mid-20th Century

Date

Spring 5-1-2021

Description

Calabash bowls, like this one, were once common in West African countries.

Today, calabash bowls continue to be produced, but on a smaller scale with the widespread availability of plastic bowls.

The donor, Carole L. Sherman, collected the piece during her years in the Peace Corps. Features bird and fish design carved in the basin. Other animals like a snake are carved into the base.

Object Housed

University of Arkansas Museum

Object Accession Number

2020-0003-0039

Image Location

 
COinS