The Babessi of north western Cameroon
only number about 29,000.
of pottery has been a central activity since
precolonial times. Used as daily cookware,
ritual containers, and prestige items, Babessi
pots have been part of a network of
exchange for centuries.
Babessi pots were
sought after for notables and titleholders.
17 3/4" height x 16 1/2" diameter.