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This bowl with its finely carved human effigy exemplifies an ancient and widespread expression of Woodlands Indian art. The ridge below the effigy’s shoulders is suggestive of arms running along the bowl’s rim. The arms terminate in two hands or feet directly opposite the head. The arms enclose the cavity of the bowl and can thus be conceived as his body. The effigy appears to be both protecting and offering the bowl’s contents as he peers across it.
height 3.75 in ; length 6 in ; width 5 in