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.
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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