TYPE: Kinishba White-on-Red

DATE: A.D. 1300 to 1350 (Oppelt, 2002:27)


COMMON DESIGNS: Banded designs on exteriors along the rim that may or may not be divided into panels with multiple vertical lines, or diagonal lines. Other common motifs include F-hooks, solid triangles, and barbed lines.

KEY DIFFERENCES: White-on-Red exterior painted bowls usually with fine silver and/or gold mica in the paste and on the surface. Occasionally highly polished but usually dull and lightly polished.


Smudged and non-smudged


Exterior designs are similar to Point of Pines Polychrome exteriors.

COMMENTS: Fire clouds are common. Paste is usually brown often with a carbon streak in the center.




1Y Kinishba White-on-Red bowl with a primary exterior design layout similar to the layout seen on vessel #1Y of Red-on-Buff (Unnamed) pottery in the Zuni Ware section of this guide.

Approximate Dimensions: 10 5/8" or 27 cm. by 4 3/4" or 12 cm.



2N Kinishba White-on-Red bowl.

Approximate Dimensions: 8 1/2" or 22.6 cm. by 4 1/4" or 10.8 cm.



3Y This Kinishba White-on-Red bowl has a smudged black interior with exterior designs similar to those found on Fourmile Polychrome of White Mountain Redware.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/8" or 18.2 cm. by 3 5/8" or 9.3 cm.




4N Kinishba White-on-Red bowl

A very rare and unusual vessel with five images painted on it. The interior has a single large creature with its tongue? painted up and over the rim of the bowl and connects to a tongue of a similar creature on the exterior. The exterior also has a cross, a two legged creature and a human like or "katsina" face.

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


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