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Anasazi Chaco Canyon Black and White Pottery Pitcher

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Anasazi Chaco Canyon Black and White Pottery Pitcher
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Native American, Southwestern United States, Four Corners region, Chaco Canyon, Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi), Pueblo I or Pueblo II period, ca. 900 to 1030 CE. A gorgeous example of a pottery pitcher formed via the coil-and-scrape method. The vessel features a hemispherical lower body with a concave central kick, a gently carinated shoulder that tapers to form the cylindrical upper body, a thick rim, and a semicircular handle attached to the upper body. The creamy white composition is densely decorated with eye-catching black-on-white zigzagging motifs that create a wondrous bichrome presentation - especially considering none of the serrated bands touch - and a series of vertical stripes embellishes the handle exterior. Scholars believe that many of these motifs were inspired by weather and landscape phenomena in the high desert areas in which the Puebloan-Chaco tribes resided. Size: 5.2" Diameter x 6.3" H (13.2 cm x 16 cm)

Pottery of this kind is some of the most important found in the ancient Southwest. The Chaco Project, the major excavations of Chaco Canyon (today a National Historical Park that is well worth a visit), recovered more of this pottery than any other style. Chaco was the center of the ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) culture, a vast city of monumental architecture, including massive stone Great Houses of multiple stories and kivas of all sizes. Roads from Chaco Canyon radiated to outlying settlements for hundreds of miles, and it seems to have been a religious, social, and trade hub for a vast region. Today many Native peoples in the Southwest connect their own histories to Chaco, seeing it as a stop along their sacred migrations.

Provenance: ex-Dr. John Hilsbeck collection, Orange County, California, USA, collected in the 1960s to 1980s

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Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

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Condition
Handle repaired from two pieces, with very small chips and light adhesive residue along break lines. Minor abrasions to base, body, and rim, with only light fading and chipping to exterior decorations. Great preservation to overall form and fantastic remains of pigment throughout. Old inventory label beneath base.
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Anasazi Chaco Canyon Black and White Pottery Pitcher

Estimate $1,600 - $2,400
Aug 26, 2021
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Starting Price $800
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0122B: Anasazi Chaco Canyon Black and White Pottery Pitcher

Sold for $1,000
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Est. $1,600 - $2,400Starting Price $800
Fine Antiquities | Asian | Ethnographic Art
Aug 26, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0122B Details

Description
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Native American, Southwestern United States, Four Corners region, Chaco Canyon, Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi), Pueblo I or Pueblo II period, ca. 900 to 1030 CE. A gorgeous example of a pottery pitcher formed via the coil-and-scrape method. The vessel features a hemispherical lower body with a concave central kick, a gently carinated shoulder that tapers to form the cylindrical upper body, a thick rim, and a semicircular handle attached to the upper body. The creamy white composition is densely decorated with eye-catching black-on-white zigzagging motifs that create a wondrous bichrome presentation - especially considering none of the serrated bands touch - and a series of vertical stripes embellishes the handle exterior. Scholars believe that many of these motifs were inspired by weather and landscape phenomena in the high desert areas in which the Puebloan-Chaco tribes resided. Size: 5.2" Diameter x 6.3" H (13.2 cm x 16 cm)

Pottery of this kind is some of the most important found in the ancient Southwest. The Chaco Project, the major excavations of Chaco Canyon (today a National Historical Park that is well worth a visit), recovered more of this pottery than any other style. Chaco was the center of the ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) culture, a vast city of monumental architecture, including massive stone Great Houses of multiple stories and kivas of all sizes. Roads from Chaco Canyon radiated to outlying settlements for hundreds of miles, and it seems to have been a religious, social, and trade hub for a vast region. Today many Native peoples in the Southwest connect their own histories to Chaco, seeing it as a stop along their sacred migrations.

Provenance: ex-Dr. John Hilsbeck collection, Orange County, California, USA, collected in the 1960s to 1980s

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#167045
Condition
...
Handle repaired from two pieces, with very small chips and light adhesive residue along break lines. Minor abrasions to base, body, and rim, with only light fading and chipping to exterior decorations. Great preservation to overall form and fantastic remains of pigment throughout. Old inventory label beneath base.

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