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A STUNNINGLY COMPLEX RARE MIMBRES "HELMET BOWL"

A STUNNINGLY COMPLEX RARE MIMBRES "HELMET BOWL"


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre 1492: Item # 1392859

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CULTURE: Mimbres ORIGIN: Southern New Mexico / Excavated late1950’s -early 1960’s on a private ranch near Deming / former Red Ellison Collection SIZE: Approximately 91/2” in diameter by 8” in height AGE: Ca. 1000 A. D. - 1250 A. D. / Mimbres Classic Phase DESCRIPTION: A highly geometrically complex “helmet bowl”. The slip is a pale gray/white with the design elements painted in charcoal black. Design elements include checkerboards around the rim, swirling interlocking scrolls, and a quadrangular center area enclosing a diamond pattern. The fine-line work is excellent throughout. The vessel has approximately 5% professional restoration to a few small areas. A rare form and highly complex. The bowl is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal laws. The best of the best.
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