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Bowl

Object number

2012.28

Physical Description

Copper decorated bowl from Nigeria

Object history

The inside base has 'pecked' into the smooth hammered surface the letters "AIKINAMADU KANO", presumably being the name of the artist (AIKIN AMADU or AKINAMADU) and the name of the locality (KANO - large city of Northern Nigeria).

Inscription

AIKINAMADU KANO

Material

Copper

Dimension

Diameter: 21cm

Exhibition Label

AIKINAMADU KANO Bowl

The inside base of this bowl has ‘pecked’ into the smooth hammered surface the letters “AIKINAMADU KANO”. This may mean that this bowl was made by Nigerian artist Aikin
Amadu or Akinamadu, from Kano, a large city of northern Nigeria. The geometric pattern on the outside of this bowl is rooted in the region’s Islamic traditions.

Being African in Hackney: 1960s-2020s
14 September 2021 to 14 February 2022

On display?

No