Context: Lot 20313, Structure 5, Unit 3, Stratum/Level
1; Interior of structure.
Context Date Range: c. 1890-1960s
Dimensions: 0.7” (17 mm) wide, 1.8” (46.2
mm) tall, 0.43” (10.8 mm) thick
Hollow cast figurine of the Virgin Mary wearing a crown.
This statuette may have been owned by a Catholic, since most Protestant
denominations place less emphasis on veneration of the Virgin Mary,
or reject iconography altogether. Additionally, Structure 5 has been
interpreted as a probable tenant site and the site report notes that
many free black laborers and tenant farmers from the area historically
walked to the Catholic Church in Bowie for Sunday worship.