This is a replica of a prehistoric jar that was excavated at the Davis Ranch Site in southeast Arizona, the original is 7 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. My replica was made slightly different, the size is 7 1/2″ x 8″ and there are a few minor differences in the painting. It was made using hand collected clays and minerals from Arizona and New Mexico, formed using the traditional coil and scrape method and was fired outside at a public demonstration at Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve in Phoenix, Arizona, Arizona in March, 2020.
This jar has a small chip in the rim caused while transporting it home from the firing in Phoenix. The price has been adjusted to reflect this damage.
Tucson Polychrome is a type of “Maverick Mountain Series” pottery that was made in the southeast Arizona and southwest New Mexico between about 1320 and 1400 AD. This type is associated with Mogollon cultural sites and the “Salado Phenomenon”.
You can watch a video of this pot being made below