H x W x D: 15.7 x 17.2 x 17.1 cm (6 3/16 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.)
Early in his career Abdalla drew from his knowledge of ancient Sudanese practices as well as his training in England to design utilitarian pots with delicate glazes. His later forms, with which these examples belong, are the result of bold experiments with new slips and surface treatments.
Dark porcelain, rounded pot that tapers to a short lip. The pot is decorated in green and orange-red.
Encounters with the Contemporary, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., January 7, 2001-January 6, 2002
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program