Skull, Loudoun County, Virginia, probably ca. 1830–1860. Low-fired earthenware. H. 3/4". (All images, Christopher C. Fennell.)
Rear view of the clay skull illustrated in figure 1. This view shows the inscriptions on the sculpted surface.
Diagram of the inscription on the back of the skull illustrated in fig. 2.
X-radiograph of the skull, revealing the iron wire used as base for holding the clay.
House site in Loudoun Valley, Virginia, where the clay skull was found.