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Effigy jar

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

Effigy jar

ca. 1060-1260

Casas Grandes is a part of the Mogollon cultural complex that included the present-day Chihuahua and Sonora regions as well as southwestern United States. At the apex of Mogollon culture (ca. 1350), the area’s architecture included ball courts, stone-faced platforms, and effigy mounds. Once one of the largest and most complex settlements in the region, Casas Grandes is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
7 in. (17.8 cm)
Diam.: 6 1/2 in.
Gift of John H. Hauberg
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish and the customary territories of the Suquamish and Muckleshoot Peoples. As a cultural and educational institution, we honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future. We also acknowledge the urban Native peoples from many Nations who call Seattle their home.

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