This is a genuine example of Pre-Columbian Anasazi pottery, measuring 4-1/2 inches tall and approximately 5-1/2 inches in diameter. This artifact was found on private property in Northern Arizona in the 1970's, after which it was kept in a large Pre-Columbian and Native American private collection. It transferred ownership in the late 1990's and has remained in that private collection until present. It is guaranteed authentic Anasazi circa 550-900 A.D.
Condition: A small portion of the top lip of the pot was restored by the previous owner (see photos), but it is over 75 percent intact. Even with the pieces that have been lost in antiquity, it still has a nice, well-formed "feel" when held in both hands. The overall slip is orange-red with some black - which would have been caused by oxidation during the firing process.
We believe it to be either Early Pueblo Lino Fugitive Red (550 A.D. - 800 A.D.), or Abajo Red-on-Orange (700 A.D. - 900 A.D.), based on the form and slip. The small square of Zapotec Indian tapestry shown in the photos is included for display purposes only, and is not related to this Anasazi piece. Serious inquiries only please.
Doug Deal Factoid: The word Anasází is Navajo for "Ancient Ones". It is not actually the name of a tribe, but was used by archaeologists to describe the farming people of the Four Corners area before 1300 A.D., and has since stuck. The photos show the exact item(s) the buyer will receive.
- Early Anasazi Redware Pot
- Wool Zapotec Indian tapestry 5"x5"
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