This lot offers you an exceptional artifact from the ancient Native American Indians of the Mississippian Culture. The Moundville pottery bowl originates from circa 1000 CE to 1540 CE and shows an immaculate detail and condition for its early age. The bowl or vessel was hand formed using a red clay pottery material and shows a polychrome mineral pigment paint having a red painted surface with nearly 30 or more round white spherical round spots. Geometric pattern bowls or vessels are a known style from the Mississippian culture with various examples being sold such as the Red and White Swirl Jar from Tony Putty Artifacts Auction 3/14/2015 sale for $11,000, the Nodena Red and White Sunburst Jar also from Tony Putty Artifacts from the same sale for $9,500 and the Red and White Swirl Bottle from also from Tony Putty’s for $4,000. Provenance: From the renowned Sundog Fine Art Bozeman, Montana collection and collected by Bruce VanLandingham. Bruce VanLandingham was a pillar in the American Indian collecting community and a respected expert. Along with being an avid collector Bruce also was the sole owner of Sundog Fine Art Gallery in Bozeman which was both part museum and gallery. Measures overall 5.5” in diameter by 3.5”H.
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