This bowl is authentic and
verified as Hempstead Engraved style from around 1200-1500 AD.
It belonged to Lionel Barrett, a member of the Volunteer State
Archeological Society of Tennessee and member of G.I.R.S. (Genuine
Indian Relic Society). He had been collecting for 45 years and the
bowl was in his collection for about 10 years. He purchased it
at the home of Nashville collector Mickey Johnson from Sam Johnson, a
collector and author located in Arkansas. The piece is in
excellent condition with fire cloud markings from the pit firing and
the Hempstead cross-hatch / triangle design with the surface polished.
The Hempstead Engraved pieces are found in the Quachita and Red River
area of Southcentral Arkansas.