Native American, Southern Colorado Plateau, Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi), ca. 1075 to 1250 CE. A beautiful, hand-built pottery pitcher which has been well-polished, slipped, and has a pearly white surface with a finely-painted black decorative programs of zigzagging stepped motifs encircling the body as well as a dense checkerboard design around the neck. The pitcher is defined by a rotund body with a rounded shoulder, a wide cylindrical neck with a thin rim, an applied vertical strap handle, and a deep interior cavity, all atop a round yet stable base. Vessels like this were made to hold large amounts of liquid or food to be served the aid of the handle. Size: 6.3" W x 8.25" H (16 cm x 21 cm).
Provenance: private southern California, USA collection; photograph of condition prior to restoration included
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