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Lot 72: Rare hohokam Sacatan Vessel, Lizard Motif

Artemis Gallery

May 21, 2014
Louisville, CO, US

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North America, Southwest, Arizona, Hohokam culture, ca. 900-1100 CE. Very rare Hohokam vessel of the Sacatan Red on Buff phase. This example of hohokam decorated pottery features a handsome decorative of six diamond-shaped panels, each framing a large, spotted lizard framed. the Hohokam peoples used paddle and anvil technique to create their ceramics. The paddle-and-anvil technique employed a paddle and a stone or another ceramic surface to help shape the clay. The stone or ceramic piece would be placed on the interior of the clay while the paddle would be used to strike the clay surface on its corresponding exterior surface. Hohokam pottery was similar to the pottery produced in the plains only the clays tended to be of finer quality and were tempered with caliche and finely ground micaceous schist and vegetative material. 6"T x 7-1/2"D at widest Provenance: Ex-private Scottsdale, AZ Collection acquired on private land in the 1940s. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report

Repaired. However, decorative program represents well. Excellent condition.

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Extended Bidding

5 minutes/bid

Ancient / Ethnographic Spring Variety Sa

The following are the TERMS OF SALE for bidding in Live Auction, Friday, June 13, 2014.

AUCTION will start at 9 a.m. MT, 11 a.m. EST, 8 a.m. PST - Live Absentee Bidding only.

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1. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. No sale is ever final if you're not happy.

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