DescriptionA MISSISSIPPIAN POLYCHROME HEADPOT
c. 1400 - 1550
from Pemiscot Co., Missouri, with red and white mineral pigments against the natural terra cotta surface
Provenance: Ex-collection: Bill Rowlett
Illustrated: Cherry, James F., The Headpots of Northeast Arkansas and Southern Pemiscot County, Missouri, U. of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, 2009, p. 161, #126.
Diameter: 4 ¾ inches
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000.
In overall very good condition. Proper left ear was broken off prehistorically (according to Dr. Cherry) and restored. A "probe hole" near the left side of the mouth and a chip on the rim were also repaired. Surface with usual wear, including soiling and scuffs affecting the painted design.
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