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Nodena Red and White Bottle / Southeast, Mississippian

Essay/Description

Jar -- Large red and white painted bottle with vertical stripes, red and white alternating on body.

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 grayware 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 rolled lip. Vertical neck with red paint and ovoid body with painted red and white vertical bands. Rounded circular base. 10R 5/6 Red (paint). 10YR 8/3 Very Pale Brown (paint). 7.5YR 7/6 Reddish Yellow (paste).


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 Bottle
Culture: 
Southeast, Mississippian
Date: 
1400-1600 CE
Period: 
Late Mississippian
Place: 
Mississippi county, Arkansas
Materials/Techniques: 
Clay, shells, painted
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
54.301
Previous Number(s): 
V-1599; 5425.301; Lemley V-1599
Department: 
On View

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