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This squarish, squatting, unadorned figure is positioned with knees folded up in front of its body. Its facial features are incised and slightly molded. The head is topped by a central vertical headpiece. The vessel opening is at the back of the head.

Marks

Sticker on bottom in script: G. W. Wales/340

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 A.D. 900–1400

Object Place

Diehlstaat, Missouri, United States

Dimensions

12.7 x 7.62 x 7.3 cm (5 x 3 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

95.1431

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware