Aztec Painted Bowl, Pre-Columbian Mexico

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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 30, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

Aztec Painted Bowl, Pre-Columbian Mexico

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A painted shallow bowl from the ancient Aztec culture of Pre-Columbian Mexico, circa 1250 A.D. - 1521 A.D. - Aztec II, Late Post Classic Period. Measuring approximately 4 3/4" wide by about 1 1/2" tall/deep, this bowl is finished in a peach-colored orange slip with red painted accents of lines, concentric circles and swirls. Examples of this type are also often attributed to the ancient Mixtec culture of the same general region. Bowls of this style were common in the region prior to the Aztec rise to dominance t After the Aztecs established their authority, some styles of pottery that existed prior to their coming were assimilated into Aztec culture.
Condition: Intact with no restoration or repair. T is one relatively minor rim chip, visible in the photos. T are mineral deposits and minor abrasions overall. The rim chip could be easily and affordably restored by a professional, if desired.
Provenance: Former Kansas, USA private collection.
An attractive and affordable Aztec artifact.
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