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Figurine

National Park Service, Centennial One Object Exhibit

National Park Service, Centennial One Object Exhibit

The small ceramic figurine was collected at an alcove site located within Capitol Reef National Park, It is a classic example of a Fremont Cultural Period ceramic figurine. The unfired ceramic object is composed of pale red sandy clay. The nose of the figurine is characterized by a prominent ridge which extends to the top of the head resulting in a parrot-or owl-beaked form. The eyes are punched circular clay disks placed toward the top and sides of the head. A concave depression extends down the chest.

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  • Title: Figurine
  • Contributor: Capitol Reef National Park
  • Park Website: Park Website
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: CARE 5066
  • Measurements: L 4.0, W 2.0 cm
  • Material: Unfired ceramic
  • Date: ca. 500–1300
  • Cultural Group or Period: Fremont Cultural Period
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