RIO GRANDE WHITEWARE
SAN MARCIAL BLACK-ON-WHITE
TYPE: San Marcial Black-on-White
DATE: A.D. 750 to 950 (Oppelt, 2008;43)
BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Primary interior designs.
COMMON DESIGNS: Designs can be symmetrical or asymmetrical in two, three, or four-fold layouts. Elements include saw-tooth or barbed lines, pendant triangles, checkerboards, and diamonds. Isolated motifs were not unusual.
KEY DIFFERENCES: Mineral black paint that often fired reddish brown.
SLIP OR SURFACE TREATMENT: Thin white slip.
OTHER COMMON TYPES WITH SIMILAR DESIGN STYLES:
Tusayan White or Gray Ware: Lino Black-on-Gray
1Y Anasazi San Marcial Black-on-White Canteen.
Interestingly it appears that the prehistoric indians drilled two pairs of holes for suspension at opposite sides of the neck, apparently after the lugs originally made for suspension broke several times. The lugs were even grooved at the bases, so that they could continue to be used, until they decided to drill the holes.
Approximate Dimensions: 4 3/8" by 4 1/8"
2Y Anasazi San Marcial Black-on-White Pitcher
Approximate Dimensions: 4 5/8" by 4 1/4"
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