Bowl in the form of bird-headed water monster

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Culture/People
possibly South Appalachian Mississippian (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Excavator
Clarence Bloomfield Moore (C.B. Moore), Non-Indian, 1852-1936
Previous owner
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University)
Seller
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University)
Object Name
Bowl in the form of bird-headed water monster
Media/Materials
Chlorite-muscovite phyllite
Techniques
Pecked, ground, incised
Dimensions
42.50 x 29.50 x 29.80 cm
Object Type
Containers and Vessels
Place
Ridge north of Mound R (Mound U), Burial 33; Moundville; Hale County and Tuscaloosa County; Alabama; USA
Date created
AD 1400-1520 (Early Moundville III to Late Moundville III period)
Collection History
Excavated by archaeologist Clarence B. Moore (1852-1936) in 1905; donated to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by C.B. Moore soon afterward; purchased by MAI from the Academy of Natural Sciences with other C.B. Moore collection materials in 1929.
Catalog Number
16/5232
Barcode
165232.000
See related items
South Appalachian Mississippian (archaeological culture)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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