TYPE: Encinas Red-on-Brown

DATE:  A.D. 950 to 1200 (Heckman, 2000;66)


COMMON DESIGNS: Wavy lines and straight lines, curvilinear and rectilinear scrolls, barbed lines. Designs may or may not be polished over creating blurred or sharp designs.

KEY DIFFERENCES: No white slip, some may have an interior tan slip. The smeared or polished over designs are especially diagnostic, although many are not polished over and have sharp designs.


Partial or complete exterior red slip

No exterior red slip

"Blurred" variety (polished over design while paint may have been wet, or polished with a wet polishing stone, creating a smeared or blurred effect)

"Sharp" variety (non-polished design or polished when paint was dry)


COMMENTS: The "sharp" variety usually does not have a red exterior slip, while the "blurred" variety often has a partial or completely red slipped exterior.



1Y Encinas Red-on-Brown Bowl "Blurred" Variety (exterior is slipped red).

Approximate Dimensions: 6 3/4" by 3 1/2"


2N Encinas Red-on-Brown "Sharp" Variety (non-slipped exterior).

Approximate Dimensions: 10 3/8" by 5 1/4"




3Y Encinas Red-on-Brown Scoop

Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/2" by 4 5/8" by 3 1/2"




4Y Encinas Red-on-Brown Scoop

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




5Y Encinas Red-on-Brown Scoop

Approximate Dimensions: 5 5/8" by 3 3/4" by 2 7/8"



6N Encinas Red-on-Brown Bowl




7N  Encinas Red-on-Brown Bowl




8Y  Encinas Red-on-Brown Bowl

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



9Y  Encinas Red-on-Brown Double Headed Effigy Scoop

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


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