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Red angled ribbed vessel: C.14-2022

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Red angled ribbed vessel


Artist: Odundo, Magdalene




Terracotta, hand-built (coiled), burnished and fired in an oxidising atmosphere. Lower section of spherical form with narrow neck widening out to form wider opening, one side with a sharp right angle below.


History note: Formerly in the collection of Jeremy Greenwood and Alan Swerdlow, who purchased it from an exhibition of Odundo's work at the Bluecoat Art Centre, Liverpool, in 1985.

Legal notes

Accepted under the Cultural Gifts Scheme by HM Government from Jeremy Greenwood and Alan Swerdlow and allocated to The Fitzwilliam Museum, 2022

Measurements and weight

Depth: 197 mm
Height: 263 mm

Place(s) associated

  • Farnham ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2022) by H.M. Government


20th Century#
Production date: AD 1985


This vessel was made during a period in which Odundo was particularly interested in the forms of historic armour. The sharp angled top section of this vessel is after a fifteenth-century gothic bevor (a piece of plate armour designed to protect the neck), which Odundo had seen on display in the Wallace Collection, London.

This vessel was previously on loan to the Fitzwilliam for inclusion in the exhibition, 'Magdalene Odundo in Cambridge' (5 October 2021 - 24 July 2022).

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Hand built

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Odundo
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Signature (name)

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14-2022
Primary reference Number: 311577
Loan Number: Loan 3236.1
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 27 September 2022 Updated: Tuesday 15 August 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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