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Nodena Red and White Double Bottle / Southeast, Mississippian

Essay/Description

Double Bottle -- Double bottle decorated with red painted swastikas on white painted background, cloud symbols on necks, (compound form, 2 bottles joined together)

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) compound or double jar connected at the body and the neck. Three inverted terraces on each neck, with three swirl crosses or swastikas on the vessel bodies. Flat circular bases. 10YR4/8 Red, 7.5YR7/6 Reddish Yellow. (Phillips et al. 1951: figure 112) (image of actual vessel located in cited publication).


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 Double Bottle; Double bottle decorated with red painted swastikas on white painted background with cloud symbols on necks
Culture: 
Southeast, Mississippian
Date: 
1400-1600 CE
Period: 
Late Mississippian
Place: 
Mississippi county, Arkansas
Materials/Techniques: 
clay, temper, painted, shells
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
54.582
Previous Number(s): 
V-341; 5425.582; Lemley V-341
Department: 
Not On View

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