• Culture/People:

    probably Late Mississippian Tradition (archaeological culture) (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Bowl in the form of bird-headed water monster

  • Date created:

    AD 1250-1500

  • Place:

    Ridge north of Mound R; Moundville; Hale County and Tuscaloosa County; Alabama; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Chlorite-muscovite phyllite

  • Techniques:

    Pecked, ground, incised

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Excavated by Clarence B. Moore (1852-1936) in 1905; donated to the Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia) soon afterward; purchased by MAI as part of the C.B. Moore collection in 1929.

  • Dimensions:

    42.50 x 29.50 x 29.80 cm

  • Catalog number:

    16/5232

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