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Effigy

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A round, bulbous body forms this human effigy. Its arms bend and fold across its body and chest with one breast exposed. Its legs are folded angularly under its belly. The distorted spine creates a hunchback look. The neck is short and heavy looking. The ears are pierced, and a jaguar...

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Marks

Sticker on bottom in script: G. W. Wales/336 P 6822

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

Overall: 16.5 x 14 cm (6 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

95.1430

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware