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Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art
Effigy Bowl

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Record 3/826
Copyright New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY
Object ID T0002
Object Name Effigy Bowl
Description Bell Plains Effigy Bowl; Medium/Materials: Shell-tempered ceramic; Marks: On bottom: three red dots (and glue mark of rectangular label);
Dimensions H-7 L-13 Dia-7 inches
Early Date 1200
Late Date 1500
Place of Origin Manley Site, St. Francis County, AR, USA
People Late Mississippian Period/
Provenance (1) Excavated at Manley (3SF25), a Parkin phase site in St. Francis County, Arkansas by E. Rush Harris.; (2) Private Collection.; (3) Jon C. Griffin. Columbia, South Carolina.; (4) Eugene V. Thaw March 1993.;
History Scholarly Attributions: [1]Treatment of edge of mace-like rim tail may be a Walls phase ceramic trait, suggesting this item was a trade item and not made at Manley. [This information is not recorded in the accession file. Hester Davis was given as the source in the database, citing her 21 March 1995 letter, but no mention of this information is made.] [2] Telephone conversation with Marian Kunetka, Assistant Registrar Arkansas Archaeological Survey (501) 575-6552 confirmed the location of Manley Site, Parkin Phase (3SF25) in St. Francis County, Arkansas. Late Mississippian vessels were excavated at the site. She came across a Manley Site (3MS106) in Mississippi County as well. Also, she said that the Manley Site (3SF25) was discussed in the book THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY IN THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI ALUVIAL VALLEY, Peabody Museum, Cambridge, 1951. Lisa Senchyshyn June 1997.
Used Late Mississippian Period
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