Seller: wdjensen (324) 100%, Location: Kirkland, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 321787905032 Ultra Rare Early Period Precolumbian Thompson River Indian clay GREASE POT 8.25" long, 4.5" wide, and 2.75" high. Made of ancient fired clay. Unearthed in 1800's along the Thompson River, in Canada, near the border of Washington State. Intact, no cracks, old repair to back, more than hundreds of years ago. These grease pots held ceremonial and edible fats and greases, and this one has an animistic stylized face on the end as they typically do. Most of the grease pots in existence are wood and only a few hundred years old, max. They command very high prices, as you can search on the web. Patina is intact and lovely, over traces of original painted slip. Traces of fatty deposits still remain. The face has 2 eyes, 2 nostrils, and a large, almost smiling mouth. Very charming and highly collectable museum piece, I cannot find one this old in any museum. Covered in nested triangular incised geometric decorations. Covered with grooves from fingers or blunt instrument used to smooth the surfaces during fabrication. Open to offers below asking price. Need to raise money fast, so will accept highest offer. Near Tlingit area. Pacific Northwest.