Casas Grande Paquimé Cougar Decorated Jar

Casas Grande Paquimé Cougar Decorated Jar
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Casas Grande Paquimé Cougar Decorated Jar
Casas Grande Paquimé Cougar Decorated Jar
Casas Grande Paquimé Cougar Decorated Jar
Casas Grande Paquimé Cougar Decorated Jar
Casas Grande Paquimé Cougar Decorated Jar
Casas Grande Paquimé Cougar Decorated Jar
Casas Grande Paquimé Cougar Decorated Jar
Casas Grande Paquimé Cougar Decorated Jar
Casas Grande Paquimé Cougar Decorated Jar
Casas Grande Paquimé Cougar Decorated Jar
Casas Grande Paquimé Cougar Decorated Jar

Intricate Details and Artistic Narrative of this

Casas Grande Decorated Jar

 

This remarkable Casas Grande vessel is a Ramos Polychrome jar from Chihuahua, Mexico, dating back to the Paquimé phase (1205-1261 AD) within the Medio period (1060-1340).

This pottery exhibits an unslipped surface, complemented by a burnished bottom. The exterior features a three-panel layout adorned with intricate iconography across the quadrants. Notable design elements encompass various black color elaborate layouts in single, two-line, and four-line patterns; steps in solid red and black; scroll lines; barbed lines; a dotted checkerboard; a Macaw; a unique Puma/Cougar head; and above all, a possible sun deity with curved rays!

This is a genuine prehistoric piece with unique iconography.

Besides the minor rim chip, this vessel is intact and in near-choice condition.

Dimensions: 5.75”/14.60 cm in diameter, 4.5”/11.43 cm in height.

Provenance: Ex Carraher collection, Knoxville, TN. Acquired in the 1970s

Price $2,280

 

 


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