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Bandelier Black-on-gray
Ancestral Pueblo
Pueblo IV. AD 1400 - 1550
It is easy to assume that, because Ancestral Pueblo pottery pieces are so symmetrical, they must have been thrown on a wheel. However, traditional Pueblo pottery, both past and present, is built by coiling. The finely-made round shapes are the result of the experience of the potter's hands. Firing was done outdoors, sometimes with the fuel piled around the pots, sometimes by use of a trench.
Ceramic. D 21.5 cm [D 8 ½ inches]
Bandelier National Monument, BAND 3238