Vessel in the form of a West Indian marine worm shell

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Culture/People
possibly Swift Creek (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Seller
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University)
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)
Object Name
Vessel in the form of a West Indian marine worm shell
Media/Materials
Pottery, pigment/pigments
Techniques
Coiled/hand built, modeled, painted
Dimensions
18 x 17.5 cm
Object Type
Containers and Vessels
Place
Mound A, Burial 2; Pierce Mounds, Apalachicola River; Franklin County; Florida; USA
Date created
AD 150-650 (Middle Woodland period)
Collection History
Excavated by archaeologist Clarence B. Moore (1852-1936) in 1902; 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
17/4993
Barcode
174993.000
See related items
Swift Creek (archaeological culture)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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