TYPE: Gallup Black-on-White

DATE: A.D. 1000 to 1150 (Oppelt 2008;15)

BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Primary interior designs, occasionally secondary exterior designs.

COMMON DESIGNS: Wavy, diagonal, or horizontally hatched designs.  Framing lines are usually the same size as the hatching lines.  Occasionally minor solids are in the design, surrounded by the framed hatched design.  Other Gallup designs may have minor solids completely above the hatched design.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Gallup hatching is wider spaced than Chaco and the framing lines are about the same size, whereas, in Chaco designs, the framing lines are about twice the size at the hatching lines.  Gallup designs occasionally have minor solid designs above, below, or completely surrounding the hatched design, but never interlocking as in reserve designs.


Tusayan Whiteware: Dogoszhi Black-on-White (vegetal paint, "light paste")

Mesa Verde Whiteware: Cortez Black-on-White (mostly mineral, some vegetal paint)

Little Colorado Whiteware: Padre Black-on-White (vegetal paint, "dark paste")


1N Gallup Black-on-White Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/2" by 3 1/2"





2N Gallup Black-on-White Pitcher

Approximate Dimensions: 6" by 4 3/4"




3N Anasazi/Mogollon Gallup (early) Black-on-White

Stylized Duck Effigy Pitcher.


4N Anasazi/Mogollon Gallup Black-on-White

Stylized Duck Effigy Pitcher with Snake Effigy handle.




5N Anasazi/Mogollon Gallup Black-on-White Olla

Approximate Dimensions: 10" by 8"





6N Anasazi/Mogollon Gallup Black-on-White Canteen



7N Anasazi/Mogollon Gallup Black-on-White Pitcher

Approximate Dimensions: 8 1/4" by 8"


8N Anasazi/Mogollon Gallup Black-on-White Pitcher with bird tracks.

Some researchers would type this vessel as Gallup-Reserve.

The top band design is typical of the Reserve Style.

The lower band design may represent stars in the night sky.

Approximate Dimensions: 8 1/8" by 7 3/8"


9Y Anasazi/Mogollon Gallup Black-on-White Effigy Vessel.

This vessel appears to represent the effigy lug of an effigy lug vessel.

Approximate Dimensions: 3 3/4" by 3"



10Y Anasazi/Mogollon Gallup Black-on-White Pitcher

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



11N Anasazi/Mogollon Gallup Black-on-White Miniature Pitcher

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




12N Anasazi/Mogollon Gallup Black-on-White Bowl with a human like figure.

The small solid triangles or flags are commonly seen in the earlier White Mound Style.

Approximate Dimensions: 5" by 1 7/8"





13N Anasazi/Mogollon Gallup Black-on-White Frog Effigy Pitcher

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/2" by 7 1/4"



14N Gallup Black-on-White Pitcher with bear effigy on handle.

The bottom design is like that found on Gallup Black-on-White.

Some researchers may type this vessel "Gallup-Red Mesa".

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/2" by 7"


15N Gallup Black-on-White Seedjar




16N Gallup Black-on-White Jar with Thumb-hole handles




17Y Gallup Black-on-White Pitcher with a corrugated band.

Approximate Dimensions: 7" by 6"


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