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Small Effigy Vessel in Black

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Small Effigy Vessel in Black, 900 - 1200 AD
Earthenware
5 3/4 in. x 4 in. x 4 in. (14.61 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Coil-built
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. William Bacon Pettus
Accession Number: 84.1.2


Commentary
Old number: L1984/31.

Marks
No marks.

Medium
Burnished volcanic clay vessel with what appears to be a coil-built body and hand-built or cast additions.

Object Description
Small blackened effigy vessel with a man's head and forearms added to one side and the flattened tail and legs of a lizard on the other. The vessel has a near rounded body and slightly widening cylindrical neck. It is of burnished earthenware, and appears to be coil-built.

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