Casas Grandes Polychrome Jar anasazi, jars, mogollon, pottery, prehistoric
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Casas grandes polychrome jar

Item Number: B0818_26


Medium size, round bodied jar with a rounded bottom. Rim rises straight up from the body. Construction is coil and scrape; the wall has a carbon streak; temper includes quartzy sand; sparse mica occurs on the surface. Decoration is scarlet red and black vegetal paint applied ot a ivory/tan slipped exterior. The design filed is halved and repeated but not identical; the motif consists of a serpent with split tails formed in relief, the head has a slotted mouth s and extends 8mm from the surface; "house/marriage" icons in two different forms dominate, one is combined with a night sky icon. A dark adipocere stain on the exterior indicates final use of this vessel as a burial offering. Minor chips around the rim; one 5cm crack extending down from the rim; black paint has oxidized white in several areas.

PERIOD: AD 1205-1340

ORIGIN: Pomona, California

SIZE: 17.8cm D; 15.2 H; 5.6mm Thick


PRICE $ 900

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