C e l es ti a l N o n e s u ch. A beautiful and LARGE terracotta pottery Olla. Everted rim, with a rounded bottom.
Presumably pre-Columbian, possibly Mayan, although exact age and cultural affiliation are unknown. Exhibits signs of Magnesium deposits, as well as'root marks' from being in contact with dirt for centuries. A low toned ring when tapped, indicating a low-firing temperature, which aligns with the wood-fired kilns of the pre-Columbian peoples. The scent of Earth has permeated this piece, this is especially noticeable when the surface is moistened.
A great object for study or display, this will make a nice addition to any student or appreciators collection of Pre-Columbian art and artifacts. Very good artifact condition with no detectable repairs. There are multiple chips around the rim.Exhibits signs of age such as surface wear and weathering. As they are part of the description, please enlarge all photographs to better ascertain details and condition. The packing peanuts we use are recyclable: #6. Thank you for shopping with us. Follow us for quality items and other assorted. The item "LARGE Pre-Columbian OLLA Terracotta Ancient Art Pottery Utilitarian Artifact" is in sale since Thursday, January 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\The Americas". The seller is "celestial_nonesuch" and is located in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.