Bowl

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Culture/People
probably Meillacan Ostionoid (Meillacoid) (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Possible collector
Lady Edith Blake (Edith Bernal-Osborne Blake), Non-Indian, 1845-1926
Sir Henry A. Blake, Non-Indian, 1840-1918
Previous owner
Lady Edith Blake (Edith Bernal-Osborne Blake), Non-Indian, 1845-1926
Sir Henry A. Blake, Non-Indian, 1840-1918
Seller
Lady Edith Blake (Edith Bernal-Osborne Blake), Non-Indian, 1845-1926
Sir Henry A. Blake, Non-Indian, 1840-1918
Object Name
Bowl
Media/Materials
Pottery
Techniques
Modeled
Object Type
Containers and Vessels
Place
Cave; Jamaica
Archipelago
Greater Antilles
Island Name
Jamaica
Geographical Areas
Caribbean Islands (West Indies)
Date created
AD 800-1500
Collection History
Collection history unknown, but possibly collected between 1889 and 1898 by Lady Edith Blake (1845-1926, amateur ethnologist, archaeologist, and artist) and her husband Sir Henry Arthur Blake (1840-1918, governor of the Bahamas from 1884 to 1887 and governor of Jamaica from 1889 to 1898); purchased from the Blakes by MAI in 1916 using funds donated by MAI trustee James B. Ford (1844-1928).
Catalog Number
6/1578
Barcode
061578.000
See related items
Meillacan Ostionoid (Meillacoid) (archaeological culture)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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