The stirrup-neck bottle is an unusual form found not only in the Lower Mississippi Valley, but also in the American Southwest, Mesoamerica, and South America. The idea may have entered the Mississippi Valley from the eastern Pueblos via the Arkansas River. While a few vessels are painted red, or more rarely red and white, most are plain. Some examples have triple stirrups, while others may be compound vessels or effigies forms. They are most prominent in the Memphis area and northeast Arkansas, where they data from approximately AD 1400 to 1600.
1400, 1500, 1600
Dye, David, "Stirrup-Neck Bottle" (2022). Artifacts. 17.
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