A terracotta vessel with a crescent shaped handle connecting the neck with the main body. The handle is ridged and perforated; a form that is inspired by Maori carving design. The main body and neck is decorated with an ascending stair and doorway pattern - Escher-style. The doorways are cut into the surface of the vessel and reference the architecture of Firenze, an Italian city that is known for its ceramic tradition and where the Maori Battalion fought during World War II.
Terracotta clay, slips and sgraffito text, wood fired
Dimensions: 1 - Vessel: 680 x 480 x 480mm
Purchased in 2014 with the Burton bequest