It is of coiled construction, as can be seen on the center of the bottom, and was decorated by the potter using their fingernails to create small regular impressions in the overlapping clay coils before the pot was fired. This style of decoration has become known as corrugated. The interior is smooth and there are small firing clouds on the body and rim, typical of Southwest Native American prehistoric and historic pottery.
This piece is intact with no restoration. There are two old chips to the top exterior rim, one small and one a bit larger (1 x 3/8).The bottom and sides show worn down surfaces from ancient use. The surfaces have an old patina and the indents of the corrugated design have an almost black encrustation in places. Please note that the photographs show the piece a bit more red in color than it actually is. When viewed in person it appears to be a bit more grayish. I bought this piece about 25 years ago from an estate of a collector of Native American pottery in the Castro District of San Francisco.
I dont know the collectors name and have no other information or provenance to relay. This piece will be double-boxed and carefully packed for safe arrival to its new owner.AGE: Circa 1000 - 1400 AD. SIZE: Height - 6.75 (17.5 cm) / Diameter - 8.25 (21 cm). CONDITION: Good ancient condition, as shown in the photos and with the following noted: No restoration noted. Two old small chips to the rim. Surface has wear, as shown.
Rare intact example of Prehistoric Native American pottery. This piece will be a museum quality addition to any collection of Native American Indian Art and will display beautifully in any Mid Century Modern, Art Deco, Southwest, Western, Santa Fe - Taos Style, Modernist, or Arts and Crafts decor. Look carefully at all the photos to view the details and condition of the piece. This object comes from a smoke-free, pet-free environment.
The item "Prehistoric Anasazi Native American Pottery Olla-Seed Jar/ Tularosa New Mexico" is in sale since Monday, November 16, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\Pre-1600\Pottery".The seller is "antiques-art" and is located in Ben Lomond, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.