• Culture/People:

    probably Late Mississippian Tradition (archaeological culture) (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Human figure

  • Date created:

    AD 1200-1500

  • Place:

    Near Pineville; Cave; Pineville; Bell County; Kentucky; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Wood

  • Techniques:

    Carved

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Found in a cave in 1868 by L. Farmer (possibly Leonard Farmer, an attorney in Pineville, Kentucky); acquired at an unknown date by Colonel Bennett H. Young (1843-1919, Confederate cavalry officer, amateur archaeologist, and author of works on Kentucky archaeology); acquired by George Heye/MAI in 1916.

  • Catalog number:

    4/8069

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    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the 1491 section in the "Our Peoples" gallery on the 4th floor

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