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    Description

    A Mississippian Seated Pottery Female
    c. 1000 - 1400 AD

    This large example shows a seated woman on her haunches with exaggerated thighs and torso, legs tucked underneath, and feet exposed at rear. She looks upward with stern attention, the shoulder blades delineated along with thin arms, in relief, draping to the knees. Her hair is bundled into an opening for the vessel, which may have served as a seed jar. In a gray shell tempered pottery, such effigies are increasingly scarce to acquire.

    Illustrated:
    Who's Who in Indian Relics, #10 by Janie Jinks-Weidner, p. 165.

    Provenance:
    Ex-collection: George Heckman
    Ex-collection: Roy Hathcock

    Height: 8 inches


    Condition Report*: In overall very good condition.  No major breaks or cracks.  Surface with a few scars.  Small areas of possible restoration.  Ink inscriptions on the bottom:  G973/GEH and Bradley Pl., Crittenden Co. Arkansas, BR-6, paper stickers affixed to the bottom.
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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    13th Tuesday
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