Birdman Effigy Bottle - Porcelain

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Birdman Effigy Bottle - Porcelain
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Birdman Effigy Bottle - Porcelain  This pot is an original interpretation of an ancient mound builder design.  This design is commonly seen on stone carvings and shell gorgets.  I have made it in the style of the Mississippian effigy pots but with the head as a stopper.   Unlike most of the Mississippian representations of the Bird man this one has his wings folded down at his side.

This pot is made from porcelain clay with a bone look matte finish and is glazed food safe on the inside so it can be used.

During the Mississippian period a large number of pots were made with various effigy type 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.

Size:  11.5 inches tall 3.5 inches wide and 3.5 inches front to back.
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