ANNA FIGURE (CAST)
These two views of the Anna figure are pictures of the cast. They illustrate one of the classic postures of Mississippian stone sculptures, particularly, the positions of the arms and legs. The figure is sitting with the right leg flexed up against the right side of the chest and with the right hand resting on the knee. The left leg is flexed horizontally so that the left foot is behind the right heel and the left hand is resting on the left knee. Another feature that can be seen on this sculpture and on other examples is the flat area behind the head. This feature may represent the practice of deforming the skull. Glenn Black writes that "Most of the male skulls found here (Angel site) have a flattened occipital (back part of the head)."