Four Pre-Columbian vessels

Pre-Historic or later
Each earthenware vessel slip-painted and burnished, comprising a bottle with geometric designs painted in cream, black, and reddish brown, a stirrup-handled pouring vessel with geometric designs painted in reddish brown, a stirrup spout vessel with avian motifs and geometric stepped designs terminating in swirls painted in cream and reddish brown, and a dark brown slip-painted wide-form vessel with rounded base and flared opening surmounted by a stirrup handle, 4 pieces
Largest: 11.5" H x 6" W x 5.75" D

  • Condition: Each overall fair to good condition with wear and minor inherent firing flaws commensurate with age. Losses to surface decorations throughout. The first with repaired break to rim, six carved holes to sides, marked to bottom with accession number "293," and mounted on metal stand. The second with repairs to handle, neck, body, and spout, a crack running through the body, and marked to bottom with accession number "Mex 223." The third with repairs to body and handle, chips to rim, losses to body, and marked to bottom with accession number "604." The fourth with minor chip to rim and residue of mounting putty to bottom.

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January 25, 2021 12:00 PM PST
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