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Native American Bowl

Place Made:
West Virginia United States of America
Date Made:
1600-1800
Medium:
earthenware
Accession Number:
5813.63
Description:
This bowl is typical of many of the low-fired, Native American ceramic forms produced around the time that European settlement first began in North America. The four protrusions along the rim probably allowed the bowl to be tied and suspended above a fire when used as a cooking vessel.
History:
The bowl was formerly in the collection of the Seneca Rocks Indian Artifacts Museum, a private museum owned by Leonard Landis. Landis stated that he acquired the bowl in Nicholas County West Virginia. He said it had been found in a cave in Nicholas County, of which there many.
Credit Line:
The William C. and Susan S. Mariner Collection