Mata Ortiz Geometric
Red Hall Sundial Covered Casserole Dish
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Prehistoric Polychrome Ramos Casas Grandes Jar
1280-1540 AD

Measures approx. 6”H x 7”W

Per Anne Schwermer, research department at the Naturalist Center, Smithsonian Institue, Leesburg, Va. in 2007 from photographs sent to the institute by owner. Geometric in design, showing scrolls, bands and stepped elements in red, white & black divided by white bands into separate zones. Two opposing sides featuring Parrot Heads in opposite colors of black and red banded by white. As found condition, with no restoration, showing only water deposits on bottom and side of bowl. Two small chips on rim of pottery jar.

Exceptional example of Pre-historic Casas Grande Pottery. COA with pottery, plus letter from the Smithsonian representative Anne Schermer regarding Ms. Schermer’s opinion based on the photos sent to her..

Acquired at Dessert West Auctions. November 2014


Casas Grandes and Pre-Columbian Culture

Anthropomorphic Example

Anthropomorphic Example

Casas Grandes (Spanish for Great Houses; also known as Paquimé) is an archaeological site approximately 200 miles (320 km) south of US Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument ruins and was built by the Mogollon people. It is the contemporary name given to a pre-Columbian archaeological zone and its central site, located in the modern-day Mexican state of Chihuahua.

Learn more about the Pre-Columbian Casas Grandes location and culture.