Seller: alacena-antiguedades (6) 100%, Location: Vero Beach, Florida, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 152330373362 Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A choice Chupícuaro blackware vessel from the Late Formative/Early Classic Period 800 BCE to 200 CE. A similar example, but nowhere near as nice, can be found at Yale University’s Peabody Museum of Natural History in the Anthropology Department Catalog Number YPM ANT 260340. (collections.peabody.yale.edu/search/Record/YPM-ANT-260340).The ceramic style is named after the village of Chupícuaro in the western Mexican state of Guanajuato. Located in the Guanajuato valley surrounded by the Sierra de Guanajuato and situated on the Lerma River the culture was active from about 500 BCE to 300 CE. Fortunately excavations of the site were conducted in 1946-7 revealing much of what we know today. In 1949 the Solís Dam was constructed. This led to the flooding of the area which today remains under a lake formed by this act. Chupícuaro ceramics, formed without a potting wheel, elevate objects intended for daily use into highly sophisticated artistic achievements. Dimensions: Opening ID 1.25” OD 3”, Widest point 4.5”, Height 6.5” Condition: Choice. One or two barely visible flake/chips in the rim, root marks and mineral deposits as to be expected in an artifact of this age and origin. Provenance - This artifact was obtained from the estate of the late Willis Pratt, a career academic at the University of Texas in Austin. Dr. Pratt owned a residence in Guanajuato and frequently visited Central Mexico between the mid 1930s and mid 1960s. During this period he amassed a fine collection of many Pre-Columbian artifacts which he kept and displayed in his home in Austin. Guaranteed authentic.