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This sandstone male effigy is an outstanding example of the art of the late Mississippian culture (A.D. 1300-1550) in Tennessee. A strikingly naturalistic portrait, the statue provides a valuable glimpse into a complex prehistoric society. It was found with a female figurine that was carved in less detail; together they may represent the ancestors of a founding lineage.
Fronk H. McClung Museum
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Scott Catalogue USA: 3873f
unused

Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

Museum ID: 2005.2003.111.6

Details

  • Title: 37c Mississippian Effigy stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 2004-08-24
  • Subject Keywords: Mississippian Effigy, stamp
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored) / photogravure

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