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**Originally Listed At $200**

Native American, Northwest New Mexico, Shiprock area, Navajo, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A hand-built pottery jar with a flat base, a lightly-carinated body that tapers to an hourglass-style shoulder, and a flared rim decorated with dozens of impressed frets. Pots like this were used to cook beans and other smaller foods, and the mica-rich clay allows for frequent firings without structural deformities. Size: 5.9" W x 5.8" H (15 cm x 14.7 cm).

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

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Repaired from multiple large pieces, with losses in several areas as shown as well as chipping and adhesive residue along break lines. Nice earthen deposits throughout. Old inventory number written in black ink on base.
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19th C. Navajo Pottery Vessel - Mesa Verde Museum

Estimate $300 - $450Feb 24, 2020
Starting Price $150
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