A bowl with three engraved lines encircling the rim appears to illustrate a high ranking member of society, marked by pierced ears, which often held copper-covered wooden regalia. The flange-like protrusion as the side of the head may be either a type of head-gear or the hair pulled into braided side-locks. The proturberance on the forehead is a hair knot, which often exhibited a string of shell beads. The bowl, which dates to the fourteenth century, has been used repeatedly, based on the exterior and interior wear evident in the photograph.
Dye, David, "Engraved Bowl" (2022). Artifacts. 7.
Pottery; Engraved Bowl; Mississippian; David Dye; David Dye Exhibit; Exhibit Photographs