The ‘functional’ art of the Omo valley herdsmen

Object type: butter pot
Materials: wood, leather
Legend: Butter container made from camel hide (preferably from the knee or neck), or from an ox hump. The forked wooden lid is inserted in the neck made of palm tree fibres.
Place of collecting: Ethiopia > Omo Valley
Culture: Nyangatom
Field collector: Xavier Van der Stappen
Acquisition related person: Xavier Van der Stappen as seller
Date of acquisition: 1995-05-19
Dimensions: 34 cm x 22 cm
Inventory number: EO.1995.9.64