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Lot 0064D
Native American, Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi), Southern Colorado Plateau, ca. 1075 to 1250 CE. A beautiful, used example of a ladle in the McElmo black-on-white pottery tradition. It is well polished, slipped, and has a pearly white surface with black decoration of lines, triangles, and ticked surfaces. The ladle has a thick handle with a slight tip at one end that is pleasing to hold and a deep, ovoid bowl. Made for heating and serving food, probably ultimately deposited with a deceased member of the community or left in an abandoned domestic space. Size: 8.75" L x 4.3" W (22.2 cm x 10.9 cm)

Provenance: ex private Ohio, USA collection; deaccessioned from the Rockwell Museum, Corning, New York, USA

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Repaired from four or five pieces, with most of the repairs done on one side of the bowl. Small chips from rim. Nice preservation of motifs, with evidence for usage around the handle and in the bowl. Old collection sticker on underside.

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Anasazi Pottery Black-on-White Ladle, ex Museum

Estimate $500 - $700Mar 1, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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