Rabbit Effigy Bowl - small

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Rabbit Effigy Bowl - small
Item: BOW-RAB-SM

Price before damage:  $150

Rabbit Effigy Bowl - Small  This bowl is a Mississippian style effigy bowl featuring a rabbit.  Original artifacts similar to this pot would have been made between about 1000-1400 AD.

This bowl was hand built from native clay and traditionally fired in a wood fire.  The fire was then smothered resulting in the very interesting black metallic look that this native clay gets in reduction firing.

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 poor baby has had both ears broken off.  They have been glued back on with epoxy and are probably much stronger than they were in the beginning.

Size:  2in nose to tail 1 3/8in diameter for round portion of bowl and 1.25 in tall to top of head.
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