Contributions from the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation Volume 1-3

Contributions from the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation Volume 1-3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...first type, seven of the second, and one of the third are shown. The remaining twenty-seven vessels, which are not illustrated herein, represent twelve of the Algonquian type, twelve of the Iroquois, and three showing a combination of the two. The following descriptions of vessels selected for illustration present the principal features that characterize each group. EARTHENWARE OF ALGONQUIAN TYPE In plate XVIII, a, is shown a fragment of the rim of a jar of fine texture, the surface of which evinces the care and skill employed in the levigation, mixing, and manipulation of the paste, in the selection and proper addition of the tempering medium, and in the preliminary drying of the vessel and the subsequent firing. The surface was carefully smoothed and semi-polished after the addition of the final slip in preparation for the application of the design. The decorative element consists of a series of small, uniform indents or punctures, applied with a dentate wheel, each tooth of which had '-been delicately pointed. So skilfully was the ornamentation applied "that its effect is highly esthetic. The rim is narrow and outcurving, and the lip and inner surface are covered by a continuation of the body design. This specimen is the best example of Algonquian fictile work that the mound produced. A portion of the rim and side of a large jar is shown in plate XIX. The body is paddle-marked, resulting in a uniform mottled surface. The neck has been smoothed, but between it and the body there is no shoulder. At the point where the recurving of the neck portion begins there is an encircling band formed by two impressed lines. The neck is broad and is spanned by six angular impressed lines, arranged in pairs, extending from the encircling band more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882342
  • 9781236882349