Kabylie Ceramic Platter

Kabylie Berber People

Algeria

17 inches diameter x 3inches depth (43 x 7.5 cm)

DESCRIPTION

Large Ceramic Platter. Berber people, Kabylie Highlands, Algeria.
Hand molded clay, slip painting. An impressive, large, rimmed platter, painted in rich earth tones with dramatic geometric designs related to the talismanic and protective motifs seen in Kabylie textile art and body painting. The pottery has roots in the classic forms and decoration of an ancient, pan-Mediterranean tradition.

CONDITION

Excellent

Provenance

Alain Guisson, Brussels

DATE

Late 19th to early 20th century

Dimensions

17 inches diameter x 3inches depth (43 x 7.5 cm)

PRICE

2500

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