TYPE: Cibecue Polychrome

DATE: A.D. 1275 to 1375 (Oppelt, 2008;8)

PRIMARY BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Exteriors, rarely interiors.

COMMON DESIGNS: Designs are similar to exterior bowl designs found on White Mountain Redware: Fourmile Polychrome.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Wide purple lines outlined in white on indented corrugation or smooth surfaces.

SLIP: Red slipped, often fires to a dull orange or tan color.


Indented Corrugated


Smeared Indented Corrugated

White-on-Black Interior (rare)


1N Cibecue Polychrome Bowl (Indented Corrugated Variety)


2N Cibecue Polychrome Bowl (Red Slipped Indented Corrugated Variety)


3N Cibecue Polychrome Bowl (Red Slipped Smooth Variety)

4N Cibecue Polychrome Large Jar (Red Slipped Smooth Variety)


5N Cibecue Polychrome Jar




6N Cibecue Polychrome Bowl

7Y Cibecue Polychrome Olla, Smeared Indented Corrugated Variety (Safford Regional Variety)

Approximate Dimensions: 18 1/2" or 47 cm by 15" or 38 cm

Reportedly found in Arizona, it is the only known large room olla we know of.


8Y Cibecue Polychrome Jar, Smooth Variety

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



9Y Cibecue Polychrome Bowl with extremely fine indented corrugation.

Approximate Dimensions: 4 7/8" by 2 3/8"



10Y Cibecue Polychrome Bowl

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




11N Cibecue Polychrome Vase, White-on-Black Interior Variant

This very rare vase has a white cross and many verticle lines painted on the black smudged interior.

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/4" by 5 5/8"


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