Saturday, November 16, 2013

Bowl in the Form of Bird-headed Water Monster

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

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