The University of Arizona

Pottery Collections

Collections contain about 20,000 whole pottery vessels. Most are prehistoric vessels from the greater Southwest but the collection also includes whole vessels from other parts of North America, South America and the Old World. Important parts of the collection include Hohokam vessels from central and southern Arizona, Mogollon vessels from east-central Arizona and west-central New Mexico, and Chihuahua Culture vessels from the Casas Grandes district of northwest Chihuahua, Mexico. In addition the collection contains historic Mexican, Euro-American and Asian ceramics from excavations at historic sites in southern Arizona.

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Polychrome bowlCorrugated potteryRamos polychrome bowlPolychrome bowlsMimbres bat bowlChinese pottery

Please Note:

Ethical guidelines prevent us from providing appraisals. For businesses that can assist you with appraisals you may consult our List of Resources (PDF * ). The list does not indicate any preference or recommendation by the museum. It contains mainly businesses in the Tucson, AZ area. For other areas you may refer to the American Society of AppraisersOpens in a new window to locate an appraiser or check with a local gallery that deals with American Indian art.

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