PreColumbian and Indian Artifacts by HDEnterprises
Tri-colored Mimbres Canteen

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Pottery: Pre 1492: item # 809714

Please refer to our stock # RLK.5 when inquiring.

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Tri-colored Mimbres Canteen
Was $2750.00....NOW $2000.00 (or make offer)

Though exhibiting a strong ‘polychrome’ appearance, this handsome, 7 ¼” tall, geometrically designed prehistoric Native American pot (RLK5) started off as a Mimbres black-on-white canteen dating c.975-1150AD, but when introduced into the ancient firing kiln, the black mineral paint oxidized resulting in the attractive brownish red variegations that appear in the contrasting black field. Competently restored after being found in the mid-20th century in the Mogollon sub-group area of the southwestern U.S., the base of this ‘accidental’ polychrome has new material representing about 25% of the canteen, the rim has a fair amount of restoration, and at least one of the lugs has been partially replaced resulting in an overall total replacement of 30-35% of the original pot. A great addition to a southwestern prehistoric collection, the canteen comes with a descriptive display card, a map outlining the Mimbres subgroup area, our guarantee of it being an authentic restored Mimbres canteen, and a copy of the ‘certificate’ from the Robert Anderson collection from which it was purchased by the current owner declaring that this ancient beauty is a ‘Mimbres Polychrome’ (again, I emphasize its unintended ‘accidental’ polychrome nature). Select or ask any question by referring to either the Trocadero Item Number in the upper left portion of this page, or to this item’s unique Inventory Number, RLK 5. NOTE: if you would like to view a large number of our various listings, and at the same time limit your browsing time, try our ‘TWELVE different items on a single page format’ by simply spelling out the word TWELVE in the search box. That will quickly bring up all of our listings that have twelve different items on a page, each individually priced! And if you want to further refine the group, add one or two additional modifiers at the same time such as ‘Indian, Precolumbian, Stone, Pot, Gold, etc.’ Any item that has been sold will be so noted on its photograph.

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