TYPE: Holbrook B 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 but may be a little finer than Escavada Black-on-White in the Cibola Whiteware Section of this guide. Many designs also have alot of "right angles" as does Snowflake Black-on-White in the Cibola White Ware section of this guide. There usually is no fine hatching or dots in Holbrook B designs.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Linework is 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: Escavada Black-on-White

Mesa Verde Whiteware: MancosBlack-on-White

Tusayan Whiteware: Sosi 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 B Black-on-White Bowl.


2N Holbrook Style B Black-on-White Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 9 3/4" by 6 1/2"


3Y Holbrook Style B Black-on-White Bird Effigy Vessel

Approximate Dimensions: 6" by 4 1/4" by 3"



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