1 OF 4 Incredible Antique Native American Pottery vessels listed this week! Click here for other listings! Measurements: 10" height x 13" width.Bold geometrical design, a beautiful centerpiece for your collection! Cracked and repaired as pictured in photo. This is a very special pot with quite a story!
From the hand-written label, placed at least 20 years ago: Anasazi, Tonto Polychrome water olla. Found broken in antiquity, reassembled with 95% Original shards, 5% restoration. Note interior has a bonding compound coverage for strength, none on exterior, shards clearly visible (sic).
See Appraisals and state meet of release and disclosure. About the Anazazi and their pottery.
The Anasazi Culture evolved on the plateau of northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, southeastern Utah and southwestern Colorado. The Anasazi seem to have developed from an earlier culture, the Oshara, an archaic culture of small nomadic bands who lived in the more mountainous parts of the territory. The introduction of pottery, probably from the south, signals the beginnings of the culture we call Anasazi.The people grew corn and beans, and were also hunters and gatherers. Anasazi pottery tends to be constructed of white or gray clay, and is constructed using the coiling-and-scraping technique. Early on, these were often decorated with black geometric designs, but later on polychrome types are developed, some of which would be ancestral to historic Hopi pottery. Tonto Polychrome is a pottery type within the larger category referred to as Roosevelt Red Ware (or, more informally, Salado polychromes).
These pottery types first appeared in the mountains of central Arizona during the late 1200s, associated with clues suggesting that they were developed by immigrants from the Kayenta region of far northeastern Arizona. The black on white designs are generally narrower bands than on Gila jars, or panels of decoration, and are surrounded by red slip. This type has a later starting date than Gila Polychrome, AD 1340 and an end date of 1450.
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The item "RARE VERY LARGE ANAZAZI TONTO PREHISTORIC WATER OLLA CIRCA 1300 AD -NO RESERVE" is in sale since Thursday, September 10, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "manuantiques" and is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. This item can be shipped worldwide.