[Ancientartifacts] Anasazi pots

Hello, I just joined this Yahoo forum recently on reading advice from
an interesting and seemingly reliable dealer in old things.

We have two pieces from antiquity. Anasazi ceramic.

The first piece is 4 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 2 2/3 inches. Photographs best
depict the piece and its condition better than I can describe. The
design has large spots, one side with wing design elements, 3 bands
around the neck As is seen. part of the pot's neck has a piece
missing clearly. One of the really older pieces, dating to 1000 A.D.

The second piece is 5 7/8 X 3 1/2 X 1 7/8 inches. Very unusual. A
container with a head and neck sticking out somewhat to the right,
eyes, lots of little black spots design laterally, tail with
depression where a "Cloaca" or anus would be, somewhat bird-like
tail. Also dating to 1000 A.D.

We have been in contact with a museum appraiser about both these
pieces. He says that both are religious objects, effigy pieces. Says
that the second piece is especially unusual as it was clearly made to
contain objects; sacred objects, by the "shaman" or "priest"; "very
very rare." His words, not ours. He says that they could have come
from destruction of Pueblo by the raiding Athebascans, ancient Navahos
and Apaches.

There is no evidence of any restoration or repair. Nothing
missing that we can detect other than the piece of neck of the first
pot shown.

I have a black light; nothing seen that would indicate modern
interferance. We have not touched them with anything except our
fingers; they have not even been wiped or washed, just blew large dust
wads out of them with our mouths so we could see the interiours a bit

.....We bought them in a charity thrift shop locally, unfortunately
with no provenance at all on how objects of antiquity from the
Southwestern U.S.A. came to a village on Vancouver Island, British
Columbia, Canada. We tried to find out through the managers of this
thrift shop anything we could. They were simply donated in a box in
the drop off zone behind shop. They'd had them "for quite some
time"...5 months ago when we bought them.
Our area of Vancouver Island has many retired and older folks, from
all over the world U.S.A. included. Thrift shops here frequently
acquire estate goods and do a pretty brisk business in second hand
things generally.
We don't quite know what to do with these extraordinary Anasazi.
Based on the appraisal information we will now have to insure them to
be safe or/if we don't make an attempt to sell them soon. We collect
pots but these are outside our usual "zone".
I want to upload many photographs of these two pieces, to this forum
site for everyone to see, inspect, comment on. I am not completely
computer literate. I hope the forum leader of this group can approve
and then direct me on how to share pictures. The pots are intriguing
and we would love to hear what people think about them.
Regards from Judy.


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