Canoes, Gourd Containers, and Pottery Jug (Liberia?), mid-19th cent.

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Image Reference

Drawings of Western Africa (University of Virginia Library, Special Collections, MSS 14357, no 20).

Ink wash. Shown is a "long oar" and several paddles, a bailing scoop, what seems to be a western rowboat with a rudder, and a dugout canoe (possibly Kru [see also, UVA 4]); dimensions are given on the drawing. Also shown are calabash and gourd containers and a pottery jug with a handle and two spouts. This is one of 22 works displayed on this website of West African coastal scenes -- out of a total of 32 -- held by University of Virginia Library. None of the works is dated or signed, and they seem to have been done by at least two different persons (perhaps associated with missionary activities in West Africa and/or the American Colonization Society). See also other image references “UVA” on this website. (Thanks to Kevin Dawson for assistance.)