1100AD Funnel measuring 10 wide, fabricated from the upper part of a broken olla. These people recognized the utilitarian nature of a broken olla thus grinding down the broken edges creating a funnel. Rarely seen, there are though examples from other southwest cultures c. The ground edge has a significant hand patina that occurs from the wear by use over time. Most importantly this piece has numerous deposit of manganese dendrites – it takes several hundred years for these crystals to form and those present on the ground portion of the piece prove without a doubt that the fabrication took place during prehistoric time. Examples of these funnels are rare and most major collections of Southwestern ceramics do not contain even one example. I have, for 20 years, been a noted collector and later a respected dealer in prehistoric Native American pottery and artifacts. The item “Prehistoric Casas Funnel, c. 1100AD, Made From Top of Broken Olla, Anasazi” is in sale since Saturday, September 03, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\Pre-1600\Pottery”. The seller is “roncipolla” and is located in Fountain Hills, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Tribal Affiliation: Casas Grandes