Description

    A MISSISSIPPIAN POTTERY EFFIGY VESSEL
    c. 1000 - 1400 A. D.

    from Mississippi Co., Arkansas, the deep bowl with a mythological cat-serpent modeled in high relief, on one side, its head, with incised forked eyes and "whiskers," on the other, a smooth coiled tail

    Provenance: Len Weidner, Whitehall, OH

    Diameter: 9 inches


    Condition Report*:

    In overall good, but fragile condition.  One chip, approx. 1/4" x 1/4" on the rim of the bowl. Another area of loss, approx. 3/4" in length, on the forehead of the cat-serpent.  Two cracks, one approx. 4" in length, and the other approx. 2" in length.  Three tags stuck to the surface, one on the interior and two on the bottom.  Exterior of the bowl shows areas of possible restoration.  Fire clouds.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2010
    3rd Friday
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