ORIGIN: Southern New Mexico / Excavated on a private ranch near Deming, New Mexico. SIZE: Approximately 11” in diameter by 5” in height
AGE: Ca. 1000 A. D. - 1250 A. D. / Mimbres Classic Phase
DESCRIPTION: A visually stunning large Mimbres bowl with a clear white slip and vibrant red design elements. The bowl is divided into four painted quadrants and the center left unpainted to make the design stand out. Design elements consist of numerous fine line work, upside down stepped triangles with wavy lines, along with elongated triangles ending in sharp points. There are four quadrangles enclosing vertical fine lines enclosed as well as a myriad of lines surrounding the upper interior of the bowl which dates it as having been created during the Classic Phase. It is rare to fined the incredible dark red pigment found in the bowl instead of a lighter and less visually appealing darker orange/red. The vessel is a true visual “eye popper” of the finest quality. The bowl has approximately 5% restoration to a few small areas. The bowl is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal laws and a COA will be provided upon purchase. A truly outstanding example.