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This round bowl is shaped as a body of a fish, with a slightly in-turned rim. At bowl shoulder there is a distinct fish-head with a round incised eye, and there is a tail fin added at the opposite shoulder. A zaged line is pinched out of the shoulder on what is the top of the fish. Two pair of...

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Marks

On bottom in script: G.W. Wales/384 P 6823

Provenance

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Wales (active 1890-1954), 1895.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales

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

Object Place

Diehlstaat, Missouri, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 19.4 cm (3 3/4 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

95.448

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware