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Pottery mug, Zambia, 1895–1904

This pottery cup has a simple pattern and a good firm handle. A Lozi potter of Barotseland made it in what is now Zambia, in Africa. Lozi cups do not always have handles, but they may be so highly polished that they look glazed. The Lozi are skilled ironworkers, too, even of small objects like crocodile hooks. They hunt and fish, grow crops, keep cattle and drink milk and beer.

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