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Prehistoric Casas Grandes Pottery Fish


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Pre-Columbian, Northern Mexico, Chihuahua, Mogollon culture, Casas Grandes or Paquime, ca. 1130 to 1450 CE. A charming pottery vessel in the form of a fish featuring a bulbous body with a lizard-like head projecting from one side and a bifurcated tail at the other. Sitting on a rounded base, the bulging body attenuates to a slightly corseted neck and an annular rim, all enveloped in creamy beige-colored slip with nested spiral motifs hand-painted in sienna and black around the exterior. The rim has been pierced with 4 drill holes, allowing the jar to be suspended. This item is guaranteed to be of the time period and condition as described, has been exported legally and is legal to buy and sell under all international laws relating to cultural patrimony.

PERIOD: Prehistoric

ORIGIN: Southwest - Casas Grandes, Native American

SIZE: 9"L x 6.6"W x 5.5"H

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