TYPE: Mata Polychrome
DATE: A.D. 700 to 1250 (Rakita and Raymond, 2003;160)
BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Interiors.
COMMON DESIGNS: Designs are like Mata Red-on-Brown Textured, except that black is also used with the red. Rims are usually painted.
KEY DIFFERENCES: Thin red and black painted designs on a brown background, occasional texturing.
COMMENTS: Later examples of Mata Polychrome resemble Dublan Polychrome.
1Y Casas Grandes Mata Polychrome Jar
(Obliterated Corrugated Variety with patterned incising into the corrugation)
Approximate Dimensions: 5 3/4" by 5 3/8"
2Y Casas Grandes Mata Polychrome Bowl
Approximate Dimensions: 5 5/8" by 2 3/8"
3Y Casas Grandes Mata Polychrome Jar
Approximate Dimensions: 8 5/8" by 7 1/8"
4N Casas Grandes Mata Polychrome Jar (textured neck)
5Y Casas Grandes Mata Polychrome Jar
Approximate Dimensions: 6 5/8" by 4 7/8"
6N Casas Grandes Mata Polychrome Jar
7Y Mata Polychrome Human Face Bowl
Approximate Dimensions: 5" by 2 3/8"
8Y Mata Polychrome Jar with unusual knobs.
Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/8" by 6 1/2"
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