Carmel and Terrell Swan (Catstudio) made this North Carolina themed towel c. 2017. The owner's sister gave it to her as a Christmas gift the first year she was in graduate school due to her love of her home state.
Buttermilk Pitcher made by potter, Sid Luck. A classic example of salt-glazed pottery, this was purchased by the owner from the potter's shop during a visit with an undergraduate Material Culture class.
Reproduction of a wedding dress pattern used by Coral Banks Lyles. The bride's daughter wore the same dress at her wedding. The bride's granddaughter gifted this framed reproduction to her cousin (and fellow granddaughter of the bride).
Purchased at the Indiana State Museum, this Thomas Jefferson action figure wears a blue coat, gold waistcoat, and tan breeches. The right foot is broken and the speaker button on the chest no longer functions.
5th century CE pottery fragment from Halmyris, a Roman fort on the Danube River in modern Romania. The sherd’s decorative, irregular lines indicate it was made locally rather than imported from elsewhere in the empire.