TYPE: Holbrook A Black-on-White

DATE: A.D. 1050 to 1150 (Hays-Gilpin & Hartesveldt, 1998;101)

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

COMMON DESIGNS: Designs are the same as Red Mesa Black-on-White in the Cibola Whiteware Section of this guide.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Linework usually 5mm to 7mm or 3/16" to 1/4" wide. All Tusayan Whiteware  types have a vegetal paint (vegetal paint often looks soft or watery so the edges are not as sharp as mineral paint) and are supposed to have light paste.  All Little Colorado Whiteware types have vegetal paint and are supposed to have a dark paste.  Mesa Verde Whiteware types may have mineral or vegetal paint.  See article titled General Pottery Descriptions.


Cibola Whiteware: Red Mesa Black-on-White

Tusayan Whiteware: Black Mesa Black-on-White

Mesa Verde Whiteware: Cortez Black-on-White

   COMMENTS: Holbrook A and Holbrook B should be lumped together as the same type since the temporal and spatial range is the same.



1N Holbrook Style A Black-on-White Bowl



2Y Holbrook Style A Black-on-White Bowl

Note the vegetal paint and dark paste.

Approximate Dimensions: 11 3/8" by 6 1/2"



3Y Holbrook Style A Black-on-White Olla

Approximate Dimensions: 16 5/8" by 15 5/8"



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