I was told that it is a type of pottery known by collectors and archaeologists as Rugus redware but I haven't been able to find anything about it in my collection of books on prehistoric pottery. Other than a small chip on the lip of the opening the pot has no cracks or faults I can see.
This piece has never been cleaned or restored as far as I can tell. An interesting aspect of the painted design that shows up in my pictures are the small cross shapes in the downward pointing triangles.
I don't think it would ever be regarded as a "great" piece of pottery but in my own years of looking around at dealers and collectors the only Rugus pieces I've seen are the three I own thanks to my father-in-law. It looks like the inside of the opening originally had some black glaze paint. It is a nice, authentic piece of our Native American past but I need to start getting rid of stuff.
The pot is about 5 1/2 inches tall and about 5 inches in diameter at its widest. The opening is about 3 1/2 inches. The item "Prehistoric Southwest Native American pot" is in sale since Sunday, January 08, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\Pre-1600\Pottery".
The seller is "ron2chris25zoe" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.