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Site: 18PR510 Willow Grove

Context: Lot 20313, Structure 5, Unit 3, Stratum/Level 1; Interior of structure.

Context Date Range: c. 1890-1960s

Metal: Pewter

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.