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Object description

  • Mound Builder culture artist
  • Figural vessel, before 1869
  • Ceramic
  • Arkansas, United States
  • H: 7 7/8 in, W: 5 1/2 in, D: 6 in (H: 20.0 cm, W: 14.0 cm, D: 15.2 cm)
  • E1055


This is an unglazed ceramic figure made of light brown clay. The object depicts a large, round, kneeling human figure with hands on knees. The arms are very thin and stylized.There is an opening on the back of the head. The catalog card remarks indicate this is an imitation (of a preColumbian water vessel) made for sale for the tourist trade.