Mississippian Culture, Late Prehistoric Period, A.D. 1000-1500
Duffy Mound, Gallatin County, Illinois
length 3-3/4 in.
Provenance:Collection History: Found around 1980 by John Duram of Illinois. Purchase on November 11, 1983 by Art Gerber from Mike Wilson of Harrisburg, Illinois. Published: Gerber, Art, The Art Gerber Story, 2007, pg. 269, f. 7.209
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