Bird Effigy

Native American (Mississippian)
Prehistoric
about 900–1400


Object Place: Diehlstaat, Missouri, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 15.9 x 22.5 x 17.1 cm (6 1/4 x 8 7/8 x 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

77.183

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Head of bird with raptorial beak molded above the rim and facing into bowl. Hemispherical bowl that reads as the bird’s body. Opposing the head on the rim in pinched clay form which reads as the tail feathers. Black smudged plain ware.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Gardner Brewer and Miss Brewer, 1877.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Gardner Brewer and Miss Brewer