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Bird Effigy

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Head of bird with raptorial beak molded above the rim and facing into bowl. Hemispherical bowl that reads as the bird's body. Opposing the head on the rim in pinched clay form which reads as the tail feathers. Black smudged plain ware.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Gardner Brewer and Miss Brewer, 1877.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Gardner Brewer and Miss Brewer

Native American (Mississippian), Prehistoric, about 900–1400

Object Place

Diehlstaat, Missouri, United States

Dimensions

15.24 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number

77.183

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware