Large tear-drop or gourd-shaped Sanders Engraved "seed pot," so-called because of the small restricted mouths. In fact, there is no definitive evidence that such vessels were used to store seeds. This one is much too thin to have been a water jar and it does have small holes near the rim that were probably used to secure a lid, lending support to the seed pot notion. Middle Caddo, ca. A.D 1200-1400, 41LR2, height = 31.5 cm, diameter = 23 cm. TARL collections. detail of rim
Detail of rim of Sanders Engraved seed pot. Note carefully made opposing holes thought to be for securing a flexible lid. Middle Caddo, ca. A.D 1200-1400, 41LR2. Click to see enlarged view.
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