A Fine & Large Pre-Columbian Colima “Flying Saucer” Vessel, Protoclassic, Circa 100 BC-AD 250, Excellent Condition. Great Form.

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Seller: anthro-art (273) 100%, Location: Laguna Beach, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 274036046057 A Fine & Large Pre-Columbian Colima “Flying Saucer” Vessel, Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C.-A.D.250. This fine & large ceramic vessel, with flanging rim and burnished brick red slip. The sharp edge of the slightly tapered shoulder highlights the appearance of a classic “flying saucer”. The patina of great age covers much of the surface with dendritic inclusions and root-mark encrustations. This bowl dates to the Protoclassic Period of the West Mexican Colima sculptural tradition, ca.100 B.C. to A.D. 250. The ceremonial aspect of this vessel is unknown, but it may have held a ritualistic or shamanistic fluid. FSA:EA Comparisons: Please see "Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico: Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, The Proctor Stafford Collection" M. Kan, C. Meighan, H.B. Nicholson, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA, 1989, Page 168 and Page 19, Cat. 188 for a closely related vessel from the same collection as this one. Provenance: This vessel was acquired from a private Los Angeles, California Pre-Columbian art collection. This collection was formed during the 1940s-1950s by Mr. Proctor Stafford, who lived in Mexico, and part of whose collection is in the permanent collection at LACMA. Our low overhead allows us to offer high quality objects at well below market prices. We collect and offer exclusively interesting ancient and tribal objects with the highest art aesthetic available in each price range. Every object is sold with an unconditional guarantee of authenticity, which never expires. Height: approx. 5.5 inches. (14 cm.); Diameter: 12 inches. (30.5 cm.) Condition: This vessel excellent, unbroken condition. There is one tiny chip on the rim. About Anthropos Fine Art Founded in 1976 in the Los Angeles area as the Anthropos Gallery, specializing in Ancient and Tribal sculpture from the Old as well as the New World: Egyptian, Mediterranean, Pre-Columbian, and North American Indian and Eskimo Art, we are now exhibiting at the brick and mortar location of 860 Glenneyre Street, Suite 2, in Laguna Beach, California 92651. Appointments are always best for specific viewings. Our primary focus is on the art of the western coastal regions of North America: the ancient sculpture of West Mexico, the antique art of the Pacific Northwest Coast, the art of the early California cultures, and the related Art of the Southwest. We also feature selected Egyptian and Mediterranean antiquities from our collection. We are members of ATADA (Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association), based in Santa Fe, NM, and L.A. Tribal (Los Angeles,CA) and are committed to scholarship and the highest ethical standards. We are always seeking quality works of art. Condition: There is a tiny chip on the rim, but this vessel is in otherwise unbroken and excellent condition. There are ancient encrustations in various areas upon the surface., Material: Pottery, Provenance: The Proctor Stafford Collection, Featured Refinements: Pre-Columbian Antiquities, Ancient Colima, Mexico: Red-slipped ceramic

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