TYPE: Mimbres Black-on-White

AKA: Mimbres Classic Black-on-White

DATE: A.D. 1000 to 1150 (Brody & Leblanc, 1983;45)

BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Primary interiors, occasionally secondary exteriors.

COMMON DESIGNS: Designs most often had one or more rim bands immediately below the rim.  Geometric and life form designs can be incredibly fine and sophisticated.  Multiple bands below the rim are a diagnostic trait, but not a rule. Multiple parallel hatching lines can get very long.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Finer designs than earlier types.  Rim bands usually present. Framing or bounding lines are as thin as the hatching lines.

BACKGROUND COLOR: Exterios of jars and bowl interiors white slipped, bowl exteriors not slipped and can be natural brown, red, gray, or white. Fire clouds common.

COMMENTS: Some researchers call Mimbres Classic Black-on-White: Style III.

 

1N Mimbres Classic Black-on-White Bowl.

Firing temperature caused much of the black paint to fire red.

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2N Mimbres Classic Black-on-White bowl with a turtle painted in the bottom.

 

 

3N Mimbres Classic Black-on-White bowl with a secondary exterior design.

 

  

4N Mimbres Classic Black-on-White Bowl depicting Bighorn sheep eating flowers.

 

5N Mimbres Classic Black-on-White Bowl

 

6N Mimbres Classic Black-on-White Bowl with a bird painted in the bottom.

 

 

7N Mimbres Classic Black-on-White deep bowl with a frog or extraterrestrial painted in the bottom.

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

 

 

8N Mimbres Classic Black-on-White Bowl.

 

  

9N Mimbres Classic Black-on-White Seedjar

 

10N Mimbres Classic Black-on-White

 

11N Mimbres Classic Black-on-White, Bird Eating Snake Bowl

 

 

12N Mimbres Classic Bowl with opposing Quail

 

13N Mimbres Classic Bowl

 

 

 

14N Mimbres Classic Bowl

 

 

 

15N Mimbres Classic Bowl

 

16N Mimbres Classic Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 9 " by 4 1/2 "

 

 

17N Mogollon Mimbres Classic Black-on-White Bowl

with Howling Coyotes.

 

 

 

   18N Mogollon Mimbres Classic Black-on-White Bird Effigy

 

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19N Mogollon Mimbres Classic Black-on-White Bowl

 

20N Mogollon Mimbres Classic Black-on-White Olla

Large size, approx. 13" to 15" in diameter.

 

 

21N Mogollon Mimbres Classic Black-on-White Olla

Approximate Dimensions: 14 1/2" by 14 3/8"

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22N Mimbres Classic Black-on-White Geometric Bowl

 

 

 

 

 

23Y Mimbres Classic Black-on-White Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 11 7/8" by 6"

 

 

24N Mimbres Classic Black-on-White Bowl

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

 

 

 

 

25Y Mimbres Classic Black-on-White Bowl with Exterior Motifs

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/2" by 4"

 

 

26N Mimbres Classic Black-on-White with depictions of Bighorn Rams

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

 

 

27Y Mimbres Black-on-White with an interior design of a seven pointed star with the same kind of eyes depicted on many human representations. Perhaps it is a depiction of a "sun god" or that people came from the stars.

Approximate Dimensions: 7" by 2 7/8"

 

   

28Y Mimbres Classic Black-on-White Bowl

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

 

 

 

29Y Mimbres Classic Black-on-White bowl with a slightly flared rim.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 3/8" by 3 5/8"

 

30N Mimbres Classic Black-on-White Deep Bowl

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

 

31N Mimbres Classic Black-on-White Deer Bowl

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

 

 

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