Seller: sf-fineart (2,881) 100%, Location: Los Angeles, California, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, Item: 380583405395 Pre-Columbian CASAS GRANDES POLYCHROME VESSEL, ca. A.D. 1160-1260 Click to View Image Album This is a magnificent ancient Pre-Columbian CASAS GRANDES POLYCHROME VESSEL, from the Casas Grandes region of Chihuahua, Mexico, ca. A.D. 1160-1260. This marvelous jar is a masterpiece of dynamic painting that draws the eye over the surface in an ever-changing carnival of patterns. The graceful motifs are evocative of birds in flight. These serve as reminders that nature, rather than pure abstraction, is at the heart of Casas Grandes art, of which this is a superb example. It is characterized by fine-line red and black designs that are considered the pinnacle of the Casas Grandes polychrome ceramic tradition. It measures 7 ½" high, 8" across at the center and is in excellent ancient intact condition with no repairs or restorations. There are natural surface abrasions and encrustations due to age and wear. PROVENANCE: This spectacular item comes directly from a Southern California estate and was legally imported into the United States prior to 1970. Authenticity is GUARANTEED. Please scroll down on the item description to view additional photographs. Shipping is $45.00 within the US only, please email for international shipping rates. Payment is due within 4 days. Please view my other auctions and eBay store for additional museum quality fine art and collectibles, including other fine Pre-Columbian items. Shipping & Handling $45.00 USPS Priority Mail® Click to View Image Album Click to View Image Album FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager. Over 100,000,000 served. Get FREE counters from Vendio today!