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Antiques & Collectibles

A more than 800-year-old pottery bowl was the top seller at Willis Henry’s American Indian & Ethnographic Art Auction last month, which saw all of its top 10 lots sell for well above their estimates.

The 14½-inch-diameter bowl painted with two animalistic forms sold for $33,930 or more than eight times the low of its $4,000-$6,000 estimate. It was among four lots of pottery made by the Mimbrenos, prehistoric Indians who lived in the area that is now southern New Mexico, and discovered during archeological digs in the early 20th century.

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