RARE MISSISSIPIAN POTTERY EFFIGY VESSEL CIRCA 1300 AD - NO RESERVE! From a Taos collection and said to be from Arkansas - Massive size.
Specimen is a testament to the Mississippians reputation for producing pottery of great durability and high artistic merit. Mississippian culture pottery is the ceramic tradition of the Mississippian culture (800 to 1600 CE) found as artifacts in archaeological sites in the American Midwest and Southeast-- this piece dates to 1300 AD and is said to be from Arkansas.
Measurements: 11.5" tall x 10.5" wide, weighs 4lbs 4.9oz. Provenance : From a Taos collection. Condition : Condition is as viewed. Archaeologists have suggested that the women of the Mississippian culture were the pottery makers. These ancient potters had no benefit of a potters wheel or modern kilns to produce their pottery.The Mississippians did learn to improve the strength and durability of their finished pottery by adding a tempering mixture with their wet clay. These ceramic artists began using crushed mussel shells, crushed dry clay, bone and sand to give the pottery mixture greater strength after firing. With greater strength, the potters were able to vary the appearance of their pottery, and they were no longer limited to producing pottery with only a utilitarian function. If you had us bookmarked as MaunaKeaGalleries, please update your bookmarks as we have changed our username to better reflect the rebranding of our business.
The item "RARE MISSISSIPIAN POTTERY EFFIGY VESSEL CIRCA 1300 AD NO RESERVE" is in sale since Thursday, February 16, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\Pre-1600\Pottery".The seller is "manuantiques" and is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. This item can be shipped worldwide.