TYPE: Carretas Polychrome

DATE:  A.D. 1250 to 1660 (Rakita and Raymond, 2003;160)

PRIMARY BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Exteriors, or interiors with secondary exterior designs.

COMMON BACKGROUND COLOR(S): Orange to tan.

VARIETIES: Bowls may have black, or red and black designs on the interior, or no interior design at all.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Red and glaze black paint often used on orange to tan backgrounds. Sometimes the black paint is not glazed but often appears thick.

 

 

1N Carretas Polychrome Catfish Effigy

with two Mountain Centipedes and other designs painted on it.

Approximate Dimensions: 8 3/8" by 6 3/8" by 5 7/8"

 

 

2Y Carretas Polychrome Catfish Effigy

Approximate Dimensions: 7 3/8" by 4 3/4" by 3 3/4"

 

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3Y Carretas Polychrome Bowl with interior black design.

Approximate Dimensions: 10 3/8" by 4 5/8"

 

 

4Y Carretas Polychrome Bowl with polychrome exterior and interior designs.

Approximate Dimensions: 6" by 3"

 

 

5Y Carretas Polychrome Bowl with no interior design.

Approximate Dimensions: 5 3/8" by 2 3/4"

 

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6Y Carretas Polychrome Jar. The glaze didn't "take" on much

of this jar and appears to be white in color.

Approximate Dimensions: 10 1/4" by 9 1/2""

 

 

7N Carretas Polychrome Jar/Olla

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8N Carretas Polychrome Squash/Gourd Effigy Vessel

Approximate Dimensions: 6 3/4" by 5 3/8"

 

 

 

9Y Carretas Polychrome Chalice Vessel

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/2" by 5 1/4"

 

 

 

10N Carretas Polychrome Human Effigy with a Mountain Centipede painted on the chest.

Approximate Dimensions: 8 3/4" by 6 3/4"

 

 

11N Carretas Polychrome Jar with two human heads.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 5/8" by 7"

 

 

12Y Carretas Polychrome Seed Jar.

Approximate Dimensions: 12 1/2" by 8 1/4"

 

 

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