**First Time At Auction**
Pre-Columbian, Northern Mexico, Paquime / Casas Grandes, ca. 1100 to 1450 CE. A coil-made pottery olla decorated with lovely linear, curvilinear, and swirled designs in a style that some have interpreted as being inspired by the southwestern landscape. The decorative register displays some fine line motifs, primarily below the gently-flared rim and inside some of the spiralized illustrations, and all are colored in a dark-brown hue atop a beige ground. The decorative style of this vessel belongs to the Ramos Polychrome group, which represents the pinnacle of achievement for Casas Grandes ceramics. Casas Grandes is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and was a hugely-important intermediary - in terms of trade, art, and culture - between the empires of Mesoamerica and the Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi) of the US Southwest. Size: 4.75" H (12.1 cm).
Provenance: private Tacoma, Washington, USA collection
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