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Nodena Red and White Effigy Bottle / Southeast, Mississippian

Essay/Description

Headless quadruped Effigy Jar

Much of this pottery was painted with red, white and black pigments in elaborate interlocking designs or in stripes. Other pottery was finished as black or dark gray ware that was incised and/or engraved with curvilinear and rectilinear designs. This vessel is an example of the Nodena Red and White pottery type. The use of shell temper and red and white pigments in painting the design is characteristic of the Nodena Red and White.

Curatorial Remarks

Nodena Red and White (Phillips 1970:141-144) bottle with direct rim and rounded lip painted in red. Long curved neck with painted red circles. Elongated zoomorphic body with white and red bands. Rounded oval base with a wide red band and four stepped legs with red paint in the exterior sides. 10R 4/6 Red and 10YR 7/3 Very Pale Brown (paint).


Phillips, Philip. Archaeological Survey in the lower Yazoo Basin, Mississippi, 1949-1955. Vol. 60. Papers of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Cambridge, MA: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 1970.

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Title(s): 
Nodena Red and White Effigy Bottle; Headless quadruped effigy jar
Culture: 
Southeast, Mississippian
Date: 
1400-1600 CE
Period: 
Late Mississippian
Place: 
Poinsett county, Arkansas
Materials/Techniques: 
Clay, shells, painted
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
54.1271
Department: 
On View

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