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
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Museum ID: 2005.2003.111.6