Deep Carved Bottle - Serpents - Miniature

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Deep Carved Bottle - Serpents - Miniature
Item: MIN-SERP
Price: $125.00

This bottle is hand built from hand dug native clay using a coiling method.  It was hand burnished and carved with a typical Mississippian style intertwined serpent design.  There are two  serpents intertwined around the bottle.  It was traditionally fired in a wood fire which was smothered creating the black color. 

This pot is a Mississippian style pot.  Original artifacts similar to this pot would have been made between about 1000-1400 AD.  The pot shape and design are both typical although this is not a direct reproduction of any artifact.  This is a miniature pot.

During the Mississippian period a large number incised pots were made with various stylized bird designs.  Classic Southeastern Cultural Complex art was believed to relate almost entirely to otherworldly events and supernatural actors, however, the art from the central Mississippi valley also includes a large variety of ‘real world’ beings such as fish, deer. Shells, gourds, and other animals.  These were depicted with a varying degree of realism.

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