Possum Effigy Water Bottle

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Possum Effigy Water Bottle
Item: POSSUM

This is a reproduction of a Mississippian Period effigy bottle.  The original of this bottle was slightly larger than this reproduction at 10 inches tall.  The original was found in the Mississippi Valley.

Size:7.5 inches Tall by 4.5 inches nose to tail 4 inches side to side

Materials and Techniques:This bottle was entirely hand built from hand dug native clay using the coiling method and hand burninshed with a rock.  It was then traditionally fired outdoors in a wood fire which was smothered creating the lovely black color.  This native clay often results in a very metallic looking finish when fired in reduction, which is quite evident on this pot especially on the hind legs.  I think this is a very appealing finish. 
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