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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1104397

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Treasures From Our Past
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15333 East Westridge Drive
Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268

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Offered here is an incredible and very rare ​Hohokam, C. 950AD, slate pallet in the form of a lizard formerly in the Robert Worsley collection in Chicago, IL. I purchased it several years ago from the noted Hohokam authority Matt Thomas of Temple, AZ. It measures 8.25" long and 3.3" wide a generally only 3/8th of an inch thick. The lizard has four extended legs emanating from equilateral diamond shaped body; the body has a lip extending around the entire circumference of the body. Normally such pallets were crushed during the 1000 years since its manufacture but this example is intact. The third photo shows two black lines, one at the tail and one at the left rear leg. These indicate the extent of the only restoration on the piece; the tail extended and the downward portion of the right rear leg is also restored. The red line indicates the reattachment of the front left leg which is original but glued back to the body. If the lizard was completely intact it would sell in excess of $8,500 to $9,500 except there are only one or two known to exist in private hands and their current location is not known. The example offered here is exceptional, extremely rare and very well priced in this somewhat down market.