**Originally Listed At $500**
Pre-Columbian, Northern Mexico, Casas Grandes, Ramos style, ca. 1100 to 1200 CE. A beautiful Casas Grandes coil-made and hand-painted polychrome terracotta bowl with a rounded base, and a wide body that gradually narrows to resolve in a flared rim. The vessel has painted decorations characteristic of traditional Ramos pottery; Ramos, as a stylistic designation, is used when red-hued painted forms are outlined in black. The body of this vessel exhibits a number of different geometric motifs including circular, stepped, linear, spiraled, and triangular forms. An example such as this shows how the Ramos style required great skill and aesthetic vision. Size: 10.5" in diameter x 10.625" H (26.7 cm x 27 cm)
The Casas Grandes (or Chihuahua) culture has always been the best known of the prehistoric cultures of northwest Mexico. International awareness of the culture first derived from its polychrome pottery and from the massive ruins of the culture's principal center, Casas Grandes —now better known as Paquime.
Provenance: private Southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s
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