TYPE: Rincon Red-on-Black

DATE: A.D. 950 - 1125 (Wallace 2003;22)

COMMON DESIGNS: “Plaited” designs make their first appearance and become common in this phase, as does “wavy capped fringe”.

Early examples often have designs like the preceding type Rillito Red-on-Brown with the only difference being slightly larger or not as fine of line work and designs. Exteriors of bowls often have "trailing lines".

Most middle period examples have designs that are curvilinear and the exaggerated flare-rim bowls may or may not have exterior “trailing lines”. “Wavy edged solids” are common in designs.

Late Rincon examples can have curvilinear and/or angular designs painted on interiors and/or exteriors of bowls, and usually have no trailing lines.“Wavy edged” solid motifs have apparently phased out by this time. Vessels are found with curvilinear scrolls as well as squared scrolls, often on the same vessel. “Wavy capped fringe” dies out at the end of this period, while vertical hatching becomes more common. On late examples scrolls may be partly angular and curvilinear, often the line work appears "degenerate" and not well executed.

KEY DIFFERENCE(S):
Red designs on a smudged black background. Often there is "brown patches" where the smudge didn't take well.

 

 

1N Hohokam Rincon Red-on-Black plaited design with negative scrolls and panels

of repeated N's and H's bordered by capped fringe.

 

 

2Y Hohokam Rincon Red-on-Black Bowl (late example)

Approximate Dimensions: 8 1/8" by 3"

 

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