Description

    A Mississippian Deer Effigy Bowl
    c. 1000 - 1400 AD

    The rectangular vessel with pie crust banding on the rim forms the body of a seated deer with the head extending from the rim, the legs in relief on the front, back, and underside, and a small tail exposed at the back. The example is an unusual one, with squared and block-like features. It would have served as a container for food offerings needed in the after-life.

    Illustrated:
    Who's Who in Indian Relics, #9 by Janie Jinks-Weidner, p. 319.

    Provenance:
    Ex-collection: Ken Runck

    Length: 8 ¾ inches


    Condition Report*:

    In overall excellent condition. No major breaks, cracks, or chips. Surface with usual wear.  Areas of possible restoration. 

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    13th Tuesday
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