Culture/People: probably Late Mississippian Tradition (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Object name: Bowl in the form of bird-headed water monster
Date created: AD 1250-1500
Place: Ridge north of Mound R; Moundville; Hale County and Tuscaloosa County; Alabama; USA
Media/Materials: Chlorite-muscovite phyllite
Techniques: Pecked, ground, incised
Collection History/Provenance: Excavated by Clarence B. Moore (1852-1936) in 1905; donated to the Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia) soon afterward; purchased by MAI as part of the C.B. Moore collection in 1929.
Dimensions: 42.50 x 29.50 x 29.80 cm