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A multi-colored ceramic teapot with a gun barrel in place of a spout. The lid of the teapot is a yellow ceramic crown. On the body of the teapot is a portrait of a Black man with short hair.

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Gun Teapot: Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King Jr.

Artist: Roberto Lugo (Kensington, Philadelphia, PA, 1981 – ) Primary
Date: 2021
21st century
Dimensions: 9 x 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (228.6 x 139.7 x 209.55 mm)
Dimensions Extent: overall
Object Type: Vessel
Medium and Support: Glazed ceramic, steel, epoxy, enamel
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, 2021.
Accession Number: TC2021.08
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Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.

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