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Prehistoric Anasazi Black-on-White Ladle

Native American, Southern Colorado Plateau, Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi), ca. 1075 to 1250 CE. A beautiful, hand-built pottery ladle which has been well-polished, slipped, and has a pearly white surface with a finely-painted black decoration of circular, swirling, linear, and abstract geometric motifs. The ladle has a thick handle with a slightly-forked end, a large scooping bowl, and a thin rim. Made for stirring and serving food, this example was probably ultimately deposited with a deceased member of the community or left in an abandoned domestic space. Size: 8.6" L x 4.1" W x 1.65" H (21.8 cm x 10.4 cm x 4.2 cm)

Condition: Intact and in excellent condition.

Provenance: private Boulder, Colorado, USA collection, acquired Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA 2018

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