TYPE: Mesa Verde Polychrome

DATE: A.D. 1200 to 1300 (Oppelt, 2008;28)

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

COMMON DESIGNS: Designs are the same as Mesa Verde Black-on-White , however darker black mineral paint was used in combination with lighter black vegetal paint to produce a polychrome.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Mineral and vegetal paints used in combination with each other.




1N Mesa Verde Polychrome Bowl

2Y Mesa Verde Polychrome Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 11 1/8" by 4 3/4"

Upper band design is organic paint, motif in the bottom is mineral paint.


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