$215.00 (was $290.00)
Here’s an old friend that’s come back home for re-sale….for awhile anyway! Found at an ancient Hohokam site north of Tucson, Arizona in the mid-1990s by the late Carrol Howe, well known amateur archaeologist, researcher of ancient Native American history and art, adventurer, historical author, humorist, Oregon State legislator…..and more…..he identified this symmetrical grooved stone (JBB8) as an anvil attributing it to the Hohokam, c.1000AD. Measuring 3 3/8” in width and 2 ¼” in height, the top surface is more heavily polished than the lower and but for a few small dings around the edges, would be in perfect condition. Used as a pottery mold and held to smooth the inside of a pot as it was being shaped, it’s a tool that will appropriately complement a prehistoric pottery collection and one that is not commonly seen in the market. Made from ferruginous reddish quartzite, this fine ancient tool comes with a small display card, a biographical sketch about Carrol Howe, a map of Arizona highlighting the general area in which the anvil was found, and our certificate guaranteeing authenticity. 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, JBB.8. Note: if you would like to view an even larger number of our various listings, and limit your browsing while looking, try our popular ‘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.’ All items in the groups of twelve that have been sold will be so noted on their individual photographs.