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Southwestern USA, Four Corners region, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, area, Pueblo I/ Pueblo II (Anasazi) period, ca. 900 to 1030 CE. A ceramic pitcher with a black on white motif that has aged to have incredible deposits and coloration. The body is low and round, with a wide, tall, cylindrical neck that features a thick, strap-like handle. V-shaped motifs ring the shoulder and neck. Size: 4.5" W x 6.3" H (11.4 cm x 16 cm)

Provenance: ex-Joan Shaw collection, bought in 1971; loaned to the Mesa Verde Museum, 1962-1970; ex-Bill Mitchell collection, Cortez, Colorado, USA, from 1958-1962

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#148001

Condition

The neck has an unrepaired hairline fissure and some losses along one side. Fascinating firing marks and deposits on surface demonstrating the great age of the piece. Handwritten collection number on underside.

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Anasazi Pottery Pitcher - Mesa Verde Museum

Estimate $400 - $600Aug 22