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Native American Pottery247 of 308Indian Pottery 2 piecesmask of an eagle topped man
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Posted 5 years ago


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I can't find anything like this shape in any of the Native American pottery so it makes me wonder if it may be from somewhere else.

Does anyone know? It is about 14" tall (sorry I'm not at home right at the moment)


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  1. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
    Weirrrrrrrd! I did a little Googling, it looks similar to the central and South American pottery I saw. Just type in "south american pottery" and see if you come across any similar designs or motifs.
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    i think it looks hopi or zuni - maybe old or not the best quality i've seen.
  3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    maybe northern mexico?
  4. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
    I don't think its Hopi or Zuni, the designs are very very different and the clay is too, though the colors do resemble Hopi work. I've never seen any Native North American pottery that looks like this, I'd guess South American.
  5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    are you suggesting pre-colombian - like nazca? need more photos from different angles.
  6. auntqwacky, 5 years ago
    I am new to this site, I will post more pictures. I bought it from someone telling me it was Native American, but I didn't have a clue. (new to pottery). Since then I've bought some books and didn't see anything at all like it, so it made me wonder. Thanks for the comments. Sue
  7. auntqwacky, 5 years ago
    thanks everyone. I have concluded it is from South American now. Thanks so much for your help! Sue
  8. CanyonRoad, 5 years ago
    This is Berber pottery, from northern Algeria, made by the Kabyle women. I can't determine the age from the photos, however, since this type of pottery dates as far back as 2000B.C., and is still being made today.
  9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    i honestly did not think that this was south american. i've been collecting south american pottery for over 25 yrs now, and the only ones which i have seen which resemble this are ancient and even those resemblances aren't strong.

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