TYPE: Kechipawan Polychrome

DATE: A.D. 1375 to 1475 (Lanmon & Harlow, 2008;64)

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

DESIGNS: Early designs usually focus on the inner wall of bowls while later examples focus on the entire interior of bowls.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Glaze and red paints on a bright white, well polished slip. Late examples can have a yellowish crazed slip like that of later Matsaki types.   

VARIETIES:

Glaze-on-White Interior, Red-on-White Exterior

Glaze-on-White Interior, Glaze and Red-on-White Exterior

Glaze and Red-on-White Interior, Glaze and Red-on-White Exterior

Glaze and Red-on-White Interior, Glaze-on-White Exterior

Glaze and Red-on-White Interior, Red-on-White Exterior

COMMENTS: Glaze paint may be black or green. Sometimes, if the glaze paint is eroded away, there may be a purple stain left in its place.

 

 

1N Kechipawan Polychrome bowl with a polychrome interior and red design on the exterior.

Approximate Dimensions: 8 1/4" or 21 cm. by 3 7/8" or 8.5 cm.

 

2N Kechipawan Polychrome bowl (in a state of restoration) with interior and exterior polychrome design.

 

 

3N This Kechipawan Polychrome olla has a creamy buff slip,

indicating a temporally late example (transitional to Matsaki Polychrome).

 

4N Kechipawan bowl with bichrome design fields.

Many Kechipawan bowls have at least one Polychrome design field.  This bowl has an interior design field consisting of black glaze-on-white, and an exterior design field consisting of matte red-on-white.

 

    

5N Kechipawan Polychrome Bowl

 

6N Anasazi Kechipawan Polychrome Olla with stylized butterflies (early example).

 

 

7N Anasazi Kechipawan Polychrome Olla (late example)

 

 

 

8N Anasazi Kechipawan Polychrome Olla (early example)

Approximate Dimensions: 13 1/2" by 10"

 

 

9N Anasazi Kechipawan Polychrome Olla

Approximate Dimensions: 10 1/2 " by 7 1/2 "

 

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10N Anasazi Kechipawan Polychrome bowl

 

 

11N Anasazi Kechipawan Polychrome bowl (late variety)

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

 

 

 

12N Anasazi Kechipawan Polychrome Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 10" by 4 1/2"

 

 

 

 

13N Anasazi Kechipawan Polychrome Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 9 3/4" by 4"

 

 

14N Late Kechipawan Polychrome Bowl.

Approximate Dimensions: 10" or 25.4 cm. by 4 3/4" or 12 cm.

 

 

 

15Y Kechipawan Polychrome Bowl with a polychrome interior and red-on-white exterior.

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

 

 

 

16N Kechipawan Polychrome Jar with Parrots.

Early temporally, note the small orifice and bright white background color.

Approximate Dimensions: 8" by 6 1/2"

 

 

17N Kechipawan Polychrome Jar.

Late temporally, note the large orifice and buff background color.

Approximate Dimensions: 10 3/4" by 8"

 

18Y Kechipawan Polychrome bowl with four parrots.

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

 

 

19Y Kechipawan Polychrome Bowl

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

 

   

20Y Kechipawan Polychrome Olla

Approximate Dimensions: 12 1/4" by 8 1/2"

 

21N Kechipawan Polychrome Bowl depicting human arms & hands.

Approximate Dimensions: 9" by 4"

 

 

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