Clay baboon made and used by young uncircumcised boys as a toy. The dirt material for the clay is collected from termite mounds. It is then ground up with a stick and mixed with water directly on the ground. The clay is moulded into shape with the hands and smoothed with a stick or a shell and is then fired.


  • Title: Clay Pot
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Clay Pot
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Clay
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Yonda
  • Community: Malalulu
  • Collection Date: 1970-10
  • Collected By: Peter Nzuki

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