Piassa Effigy -Miniature Teapot

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Piassa Effigy -Miniature Teapot

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Piassa Effigy -Miniature Teapot
Item: PIA-TEA-MIN
Price: $95.00

This tiny effigy teapot shape features an underwater panther or piassa, a mythical being from the underworld in the  tri world scheme.  During the Mississippian period a large number of naturalistic or ‘real world’ effigies were made.  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.

This bowl was hand built from native clay and traditionally fired in a wood fire.  The fire was then smothered resulting in the black coloring.  This teapot is a miniature suitable for use in a miniature setting.

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