About the Artwork

Face jugs appeared in Edgefield, South Carolina, some time before 1862. They represent a creolized form that likely has both African and European roots. The grotesque features were hand modeled in clay and applied to a wheel-turned vessel; teeth and eyes were formed from white clay pieces or other materials and inserted into the stoneware body. Highly sculptural and beautifully modeled, this form is unusual among Southern face jugs because it is the largest currently known example from the nineteenth-century African American South. With a hole near the bottom edge, the function of the jar remains unknown.

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High Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks from the High's collection. We create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.
Most of the art reproduced in the High Custom Prints program is a unique offer and not available anywhere else. In addition, new artwork is continually added to our program, so make sure to come back and see our new releases.

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