TYPE: Walpi Polychrome

AKA: Mishongnovi Polychrome

DATE: A.D. 1800 to Present (Dittert, Jr. and Plog, 1980;140)

COMMON DESIGNS: Designs are the same as Polacca Polychrome with the exception of the Sityatki revival designs are known as Hano Polychrome. Rims are usually painted red on early examples. Later examples (about after 1850) usually have black painted rims.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Red painted rims on early examples. Most or all of the vessel is not slipped however bases are often red slipped on early examples. Later examples (after about 1850) usually have black painted rims.

SLIP OR SURFACE TREATMENT: Bases only may have a red slip while the rest of the vessel is yellow smoothed or polished clay.

 

 

 

1Y Walpi Polychrome Jar

Approximate Dimentions: 5 1/8" or 13cm by 3 1/2" or 9cm

 

 

2Y Walpi Polychrome Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 7 3/4" by 3 1/2"

 

3N Walpi Polychrome Olla with red slipped and basket impressed bottom.

   

4Y Walpi Polychrome Bowl

Ex Denver Art Museum tag states this pieces was collected in 1949.

Has fine mica temper.

Approximate Dimensions: 13 5/8" by 6 1/4"

 

5Y Walpi Polychrome Napkin Holder

Approximate Dimensions: 3 3/4" by 2 3/8" by 1 5/8"

  

6Y Walpi Polychrome Napkin Holder

Approximate Dimensions: 4 7/8" by 4 1/2" by 2 3/8"

7Y Walpi Polychrome Tile Book

This Olla shaped tile was made into a book. 1956-1957 Yearbook of the Abigail Johnson Missionary Circle. First Mesa Baptist Mission, Polacca, Arizona, Pastor Rev. James Denny and Sunlight Baptist Mission, Second Mesa, Arizona, Pastor Rev. Francis Hubbel.

Click here to read all the pages.

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

 

 

 

8Y Walpi Polychrome Olla circa 1890's.

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

 

9N Walpi Polychrome Ladle with a Feline head painted ont he end of the handle.

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

 

 

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