Lot 240

C. 850-1400 Anasazi Tusayan Wupatki Pottery Shards

Estimate: $200 - $300

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$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
The lot features two display boxes containing twenty-seven pieces of prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan pottery shards from the Anasazi circa 800-1400 A.D. The back of the old glass top collecting display boxes each have papers with typewriter created provenance and handwritten graphite information which states: “Gathered August 18, 1938, from an unexcavated ruin on the road between Wupatki ruin and Citadel ruin where the road leaves the National Monument for a short stretch. The houses of the ruin exist only as low mounds, hardly higher than the plain” (both the same done by a typewriter). The backs are further handwritten in pencil, “Black on Red in center / Tusayan Black-on-red Middle Pueblo II – Early Pueblo III ca 850 – ea 1100 AD page 74 / 1. (“M” word hard to decern possibly “Morukojai” possibly referring to the Mogollon culture) Corrugated P. 197 Pueblo II-III, 1075-1275 AD” on one box and “(illegible first word) lowest left / Tusayan Black-on-white Pueblo III 1225-1300 AD p. 213 / __ at left Verde Black-on-gray Pueblo III-IV 1150-1400 AD p. 184 / Colton and Hargrave: Northern Arizona Pottery Wares; 1937”. The pages and dates are referencing the Harold S. Colton and Lyndon L. Hargrave 1937 Handbook of Northern Arizona Pottery Wares. The cases are each marked on the front and outside single edge as well with similar information. Overall these are all authentic Anasazi pottery shards ranging from white-on-black, red-on-black, grey-on-black and incised or corrugated examples all with the wonderful provenance as being collected in 1938. Provenance: Collected as they are from a circa 1970 estate sale in California. Each box measures 5 1/8”x7” and ½” thick.