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Nearly spherical body, slightly flattened on base and at shoulder. Short fat neck rises into a pared-down head form with two cat ears. The head tilts upward slightly. Vessel opening reads as a stretched open, round mouth.

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

18.73 cm (7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

77.207

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware