Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. An enormous hand-built terracotta redware olla, saucer-shaped in composition, with a slight rounded base and gradually-widening walls. Rolled shoulders exhibit concentric dot-form rings, with each low-relief interior nubbin directly above those along the exterior band. The highly-burnished vessel also features a planar top leading to a wide mouth, a flared rim, and a cavernous interior cavity. The top portion of the exterior is colored in a deep-red hue, and the majority of the base displays its light-orange buffware. Size: 14" W x 7.25" H (35.6 cm x 18.4 cm).
Provenance: ex-Schmied collection, Alberta, Canada, acquired via family descent
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