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Effigy

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Effigy, probably of fish. Hemispherical bowl with lip beginning to turn in. The bowl becomes the body of the fish. The fish head and tail (broken) are modeled at the bowl shoulder. Two pairs of protuberances are pinched out at shoulder level. Dark gray 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

8.89 cm (3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

77.188

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware