Seller: toronita1 (2.179) 100%, Location: Port Orange, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 190317237926 Original or Reproduction: Original, Details: EX-Vietzen Collection Mississippian Culture Large Bowl 800 AD Item Description: 700 AD - 1700 AD Mississippian Pottery Measurement: (Height: 6” inches 15.2 cm) (Diameter: 10” inches 25.4 cm) Up for auction This very rare old Native American Artifact is classified by archeologists as Mississippian Pottery, dating back to the Temple and Burial Mound period in Native American History, on or about 700-800 AD to 1650 or 1700 AD. The name “Mississippian” was given to this culture because the area in which it developed was the Central Mississippi River Valley between St. Louis and Memphis, Tenn. This Huge bowl (a fine example of Mississippian Pottery) was found in Arkansas. It measures 6.25” high and 9.65” in diameter. It came to us from the Col. Raymond C. Vietzen Museum Collection, the accession number on the original label in the bowl “R-H, #21,B. The bowl was repaired prior to receiving the accession number label most likely by Col. Raymond C. Vietzen. This piece was auctioned by a museum in Tennessee which had it as part of a collection that included Colonel Raymond C. Vietzen, Dr. T. Hugh Young, Mr. John Delime and Mr. Ken Partain. They had made major purchases from these collections and then auctioned off parts to assist in funding a portion of their purchase. It is quite amazing that a fragile piece of pottery this size should remain intact after centuries. I have provided numerous photos of this Mississippian Culture pot to show the composition and condition. This is a wonderful opportunity to add this Authentic to your collection. I am offering up some of the best items from my collections see what others I currently have up for auction. I have been collecting artifacts for over 25 years and I have been a member of the EBay community since 1998 - Please Bid with confidence. · Buyer info: Packaging and shipping is done with care and completed in an expedient manner, shipping days are Tuesday and Thursday for gas conservation. If you have a special request we will do our best to adjust the schedule to accommodate your request. · Combined shipping is not always available due to the delicacy of an artifact. Multiple items will be packaged in a single box only when possible without potential damage to an object. · International buyers can use Paypal or Xoom as a method for payment. · It is my intention to be as clear and accurate as possible. In the event I make an error, I will always do my best to remedy the situation. · Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Buyer is responsible for ensuring they read the item description correctly and submit any questions they might have for clarification of the item for sale prior to bidding. I can provide additional photos at the buyers request to assist you in your purchase. · Buyer should contact me within 3 days of auction ending, this assists in the expedient shipping. · Payment must be received within 10 days of auction ending. · Bidders with excessive negative feedback may be blocked. · The coffee cup and or toothpick flag are used for scale only and not included in the auction listing. Origins: Col. Raymond Vietzen, whose collection contained this Mississippian bowl was once President of the Ohio State Archaeological Society. In the late 1940’s he and others were involved in digs at the Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville Illinois in conjunction with the greater St.Louis Archeological society. Col. Raymond C. Vietzen, an Elyria native and his wife, Ruth, created the Indian Ridge Museum in the 1930s in a building near their home at 8714 West Ridge Road, but it was closed and the collection auctioned off in 1995 after Vietzen died. Vietzen had written 17 books, including "Yesterday's Ohioans" and “Shakin the Bushes” and "Sittin On a Stump", his museum his work, 65 years to put together." He was held in high respect by Native Americans," Nahorn said. "He was adopted by the Sioux and the Navajos. He did explorations scientifically and published what he found. he wanted to tell the story of the prehistoric Americans and what they had done." Vietzen's studies in Kentucky earned him the honorary title of Kentucky colonel in 1957.