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Artifact Found Near Lufkin, TX - Need Help Identifying

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posted on Jan, 17 2016 @ 12:54 PM
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originally posted by: UnderKingsPeak
The beard is really heavy for a Conquistador.
Could that be a Nordic beard ?
Maybe early 1800's German Cabinet Artisans
that were abundant throughout Texas ?


It does look somewhat Nordic but the carving on the other side definitely looks conquistador.




posted on Jan, 17 2016 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: TXTriker

this cannot be for water, very small. It may be something to store medicine or poison.



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 08:22 AM
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Received a response back from Briscoe Museum and have forwarded pictures to them. Will see what they say!



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: Ploutonas
a reply to: TXTriker

this cannot be for water, very small. It may be something to store medicine or poison.


Medicine, poison, perfume, oil - all were considered but when I saw the top opening it doesn't look like it could easily contain a stopper that would not leak. The top opening, to me, looks more like an opening left from the mold.



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 09:51 AM
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Since Catholocism was an important part of conquistador life, this object may be a holy water urn.
The size fits, but the museum will probably be able to accurately come up with a date.



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 12:19 PM
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Looks like a door knocker.



posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 06:59 PM
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Response from Briscoe Museum. I have the list of appraisers if anyone wants it send me a PM.




RE: The Briscoe Western Art Museum - Contact Form Submission
After conferring with our collections staff they agreed that the best source for accurate identification and authentication would be a professional appraiser. I have attached a list of several along with their areas of specialty should you choose to go this route. I hope this helps you in your search! Regards, Sharon Sharon Garcia, Communications Manager


I guess we will see if the Witte responds.



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