Effigy

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

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

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