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Face jug

A face jug is a jug pottery which depicts a face. Early examples date from the 14th century,[1] with production of modern versions in the US states of North and South Carolina and Georgia started in the 1940s.[2]

The Coventry Herbert Art Gallery and Museum exhibits a rare medieval face jug unearthed beside the site of the local Benedictine priory.[1]

List of American makers of face jugs

American art potters who create face jugs include:

See also

References

External links

  • Selections of nineteenth-century Afro-American Art, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on face jugs


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