North America, Southwest, Anasazi, ca. 940 to 1100 CE. A sweet and petite black on white pottery vessel - a pitcher or possibly a dribble mug - of a lovely form with a globular body resolving to a cylindrical neck and a single handle comprised of two adjoined coils. Most interesting, two holes were deliberately created at either side of the body; perhaps this is among the earliest pranks - a dribble mug - ever created. The intricate decorative program is quite alluring with a wide register of stylized geometric and striated motifs, a band of black triangles adorning the rim, and a procession of linear motifs adorning the interior of the rim. Even the handle is embellished with zigzag decorations. Size: 3.875" W at widest point x 3.75" H (9.8 cm x 9.5 cm)
Provenance: private Ventura County, California, USA collection
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