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Seed Storage Bottle

Culture Caddo
Title Seed Storage Bottle
Date 1300–1500
Medium Clay
Dimensions Object: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Overall: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Credit Line Evan F. Lilly Memorial, Gift of Thomas T. Solley, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 80.63.2

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Caddoan pottery, like many of their other objects, is often decorated with incised patterns. Unfortunately, much is lost in term of meanings and interpretations associated with Caddoan motifs. These meanings were passed on through oral traditions which were greatly damaged through European diseases, contacts with the Spanish and later interactions of the United States government.

Today the Caddoan peoples are working to preserve and revitalize their culture.

Provenance research is ongoing for this and many other items in the Eskenazi Museum of Art permanent collection. For more information about the provenance of this artwork, please contact the department curator with specific questions.

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