Two Pre-Columbian pottery vessels

100 B. C.-500 A. D.; Colima and Nayarit (Western Mexico)
Comprising a large grey-brown clay calabash form with gadroon-sided ornamentation and a small oval-shaped terracotta bowl with concentric-circle motif and simple geometric border, 2 pieces
Larger: 6.5" H x 9.75" Dia.; Smaller: 4.5" H x 2.5" Dia.

  • Provenance: Calabash:
    A friend of the Serisawas
    Collection of Marian and John Scott, acquired from the above, 1964
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

    Oval bowl:
    Jack Nelson (private collection)
    Collection of Marian and John Scott, acquired from the above, 1970
    Acquired from the above by the present owner
  • Literature: Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico, Nayarit-Jalisco-Colima, Proctor Stafford Collection, Edition 1 - LACMA 1970, p. 107 ill. 189, & Edition 2 - LACMA 1989, p. 186; p. 25-27 (text).
  • Condition: Calabash in fair condition, heavily restored, approximately 60% original material. The bowl in overall good condition with scattered scuffs, scratches, rubbed wear, inherent firing flaws, and weathering commensurate with age and use.

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