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Smeared, Indented, Corrugated
Ancestral Pueblo
Pueblo III-IV. AD 1200-1550
Southwestern pots made for cooking were usually left plain. Marks from pinching the coils together were left on the outside of the pot while the inside was scraped smooth. The vessel is sturdy enough to withstand the heat from direct contact with a wood fire. It has no painted decorations that would be obscured by smoke smudges. The clay is rich in mica, which makes the vessel sparkle.
Micaceous clay. W 17cm, H 20cm [H 7 3/4, W 6 3/4 inches]
Bandelier National Monument, BAND 21505