Double Headed Bird - Mississippian Style Bottle

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Double Headed Bird - Mississippian Style Bottle
Item: DHBIRD

This Piece won 3rd prize at the 2015 Choctaw Labor Day Festival.  This bottle is hand built from hand dug native clay using a coiling method.  It was hand burnished and incised with a traditional double headed bird design from the Mississippian Period.  It was traditionally fired outdoors 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.

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.

Size: 7 in diameter at widest point 7 in tall
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