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Object description

  • Mound Builder culture artist
  • Figural vessel, before 1869
  • Clay
  • Southeastern United States
  • H: 8 7/8 in, dia.: 5 3/4 in (H: 22.5 cm, dia.: 14.6 cm)
  • E1054


This is an unglazed brown pottery figure in the form of a human squatting with hands on chest. The stylized body is round and bulbous. The spine in the back is exaggerated. There is a round hole in the back of the figure's head. The catalog card remarks indicate this is an imitation (of a preColumbian vessel) made for sale for the tourist trade.