Posted 8 months ago
I also picked up this piece of pottery but have questions myself on it. No matter what the outcome is, I still like it.
Weight: 2lb 2oz
When I tap it with my fingernails, it 'sounds' very fragile. The shape is perfect, not lopsided at all and it sits nice and flat, which is unusual in and of itself!
(Edit) Could this be Hohokam brownware or buffware from Tuscon? It's sinew wrapped and the bells on here remind me of possible 50's. The flaps of beaded leather with the fringe are somehow 'glued' onto the surface while the beaded bells (also on sinew) hang and move freely. that made me wonder if this is ceremonial?
(Edit #2) These beads are not what met the eye. The beads I thought were black are actually cobalt blue transparent beads so must be glass. The orange, red and 'white' beads are not uniform, I am completely stumped!
I think it's Navajo, only because the signature looks like U Yazzy to me but not so sure on that either.
I should just say, I don't know for sure one thing about it! So, hoping CanyonRoad can help me id this and possibly date it for me. It's definitely different than I've seen. And what would the top two 'extended' pieces be other than what I would call 'prunts'? There's no hole on either side of those as if to hold a handle. And there are no distinct horse hair marks on here.
Would love to know what I have found here.
Thanks for any help I can get and excited to find out the 5 W's on this.