TYPE: Escondida Polychrome

DATE:  A.D. 1250 to 1475 (Rakita and Raymond, 2003;160)

BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Interiors, or exteriors, or both interiors and exteriors.

COMMON BACKGROUND COLOR(S): Bowls may have white or buff interiors and red slipped exteriors. Jars often have red bottoms and/or red inner rims and rim tops.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Red slip and design styles that resemble Salado Polychromes, however the wide spirit line is usually absent and Casas motifs are often incorporated in the designs.

COMMENTS: Exteriors of bowls are usually red slipped, interiors are usually not slipped. Many are buff in color and many are a bright white. If Escondida Polychrome truly was inspired by the Slado type Pinto or Gila Polychrome, then it should have a slightly later beginning date.

STYLE VARIETIES:

Pinto Polychrome

Gila Polychrome

Cliff Polychrome

Tonto Polychrome

Los Muertos Polychrome

Ramos Polychrome

 

 

1Y Escondida Polychrome Bowl (Cliff Polychrome Style).

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/4" by 5"

 

2N Escondida Polychrome Miniature Bowl (Gila Polychrome Style).

 

 

 

3N Escondida Polychrome Jar (Tonto Polychrome Style).

   

4N Escondida Polychrome Bowl (Gila Polychrome Style)

 

 

 

5Y Escondida Polychrome Bowl (Cliff Polychrome Style)

with a couple human-like figures that look like ghosts, aliens, or vampires.

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

 

 

6Y Escondida Polychrome.

Approximate Dimensions: 8 1/2" by 8"

The red slipped inner rim  makes this vessel a polychrome,

however it is not done in the manner Escondida Polychrome is "normally" painted in that the bottom of this jar is not slipped red. The design is done in a very bold "Gila Style".

  

 

7Y Escondida Polychrome (Pinto Polychrome Style)

Approximate Dimensions: 2 1/4" by 1"

 

 

8N Escondida Polychrome Bowl (Gila Polychrome Style)

 

 

 

9Y Escondida Polychrome Bowl (Tonto Polychrome Style)

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

 

 

10Y Escondida Polychrome Bowl (Ramos Polychrome Style)

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

 

11Y Escondida Polychrome Bowl (Los Muertos Polychrome Style)

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

 

 

 

12N Escondida Polychrome Bowl (Gila Polychrome Style)

Approximate Dimensions: 1 7/8" by 1 7/8"

 

 

13Y Escondida Polychrome Bowl (Cliff Polychrome Style)

Approximate Dimensions: 8" by 4 3/4"

 

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