TYPE: Lino Black-on-Gray
DATE: A.D. 550 to 850 (Hays-Gilpin & Hartesveldt, 1998;110)
BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Primary interior designs, occasionally secondary exterior designs.
KEY DIFFERENCES: In the Tusayan Whiteware series, Lino Black-on-Gray is the only painted type that usually has temper protruding thru the surface. Lino Black-on-Gray has no slip or polish. 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.
VARIETIES: Lino Fugitive Polychrome: Some rare examples of Lino Black-on-Gray have a fugitive red paint or "all-over wash" applied to the exteriors of bowls after they were fired. Often only traces of the fugitive red remain after cleaning.
OTHER COMMON TYPES WITH SIMILAR DESIGN STYLES:
Cibola Whiteware: La Plata Black-on-White
White Mound Black-on-White
Mesa Verde Whiteware: Chapin Black-on-White
1N Lino Black-on-Gray Bowl
2N Lino Black-on-Gray Pitcher
Approximate Dimensions: 3" by 3 1/2"
3Y Lino Black-on-Gray Bowl - Fugitive Polychrome Variety
Approximate Dimensions: 9 1/4" by 4 1/8"
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By H.S. Colton, 1946 Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin No. 22, Flagstaff
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