Lot 1440
Mississippian Culture Bird Effigy Bowl
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Dark mottled clay, the effigy elements consisting of a head and tail.

4 3/8 in. high

The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.

Chip to tail; two vertical hairlines on one side; overall wear.