San Jancinto Museum of History

DISTRIBUTION & TRANSPORTATION ARTIFACTS
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  • POT

  • CATEGORY: DISTRIBUTION & TRANSPORTATION ARTIFACTS
  • MEASUREMENTS: 2 5/8"H x 6 1/4"L
  • DATE MADE: pre-16th century

Description

Clay effigy pot.. Bird (or fish). Two holes on opposite sides of opening. Bird's head and tail protrude from sides of the pot. Tail is chipped.


Provenance

Examined by Mimi Crossley, curator of pre-Columbian collections at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Ms. Crossley's assessment is that this artifact is likely from central Mexico, although it is difficult to pinpoint. It was probably used to eat from.

  • CREDIT LINE: Hawley, Sarah D.


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