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Object Name Effigy
Catalog Number UNNUMBERED-391
Date ca. 1200
Material(s) Earthenware
Dimensions H-3.375 W-3 D-5 inches
Description This effigy pot is made of red clay. It is sand and grit tempered. It has an oval body, rounded base, and 4 c-shaped "legs" on sides. The front has a human head effigy. On the back is a two inch round opening.
Notes Mississippian Period (AD 900-1700). Old note with pot says "Effigy pot, animal body, human head, Western, KY. area, Culture Mississippian.? Jennie Green Collection. Falls of Rough, KY."
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Native Americans
Native peoples
Search Terms Kentucky
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS