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Catalog Number 01.C.66
Object Name Bottle
Title Earthenware Bottle, or Vase
Artist Unknown
Description Brown-black Native American earthenware bottle with narrow top and stopper.
Label The APS's "Cabinet of Curiosities" included many artifacts of Native American culture, sent in by amateur scientists who recognized the Society's unofficial function as a national academy of sciences in the Early Republic. This earthenware vase was found in the Upper Louisiana Territory (or Illinois Country, consisting of territory in the upper Mississippi River Valley), which had just been purchased from the French in 1803.
Dimensions H-6.5 Cir-12.25 inches
Credit line American Philosophical Society. Gift of Henry Peyrouse, 20 September 1805.
Search Terms Native America