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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