TYPE: Puerco Black-on-White

DATE: AD 1030 to 1150 (Oppelt 2008;37)

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

COMMON DESIGNS: Banded designs of continuous "checkerboard" designs, negative diamonds with a dot in each center are common, as well as, panels divided with multiple verticle or diagonal parallel lines. Solid and hatched motifs do not interlock with each other, although solid motifs commonly interlock with matched solid motifs. Solids usually do not have dots or ticks along them like the Red Mesa Style usually does. Hatching is usually parallel.  Rare exterior designs usually consist of simple short lines parallel to each other in a unit and at a diagonal angle near the rim.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Solid and hatched motifs do not interlock as they do in later Wingate and Tularosa types. Multiple parallel lines often used as panel dividers.

OTHER COMMON TYPES WITH SIMILAR DESIGN STYLES:

White Mountain Redware: Puerco Black-on-Red

Mesa Verde Whiteware: Mancos Black-on-White

VARIANTS:

Corrugated

 

 

1N Puerco Black-on-White Bowl.

 

2N Puerco Black-on-White Bowl.

3N Puerco Black-on-White Bowl.

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4N Puerco Black-on-White Pitcher.

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5N Puerco Black-on-White Stylized Duck Effigy Pitcher.

The dots along the elongated solids are common in the Red Mesa Style,

indicating an early example of Puerco Black-on-White.

 

  

 

6N Puerco Black-on-White Jar-in-a-Bowl Vessel with dog head effigy lug.

 

7N Puerco Black-on-White Ladle with Rattle Handle.

Approximate Dimensions: 15 3/8" by 8"

 

  

8N Puerco Black-on-White Double Bowl

 

9N Anasazi/Mogollon Puerco Black-on-White

 

 

10Y Anasazi/Mogollon Puerco Black-on-White Bowl.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/2" by 3 1/4"

 

11Y Anasazi/Mogollon Puerco Black-on-White "Half Gourd" Ladle.

Approximate Dimensions: 8 3/8" by 4 1/4" by 2 1/8"

 

 

 

12Y Anasazi/Mogollon Puerco Black-on-White Pitcher

with Bifurcated Burden Basket Effigy Handle.

Approximate Dimensions: 4" by 4"

 

 

   

13Y Anasazi/Mogollon Puerco Black-on-White Bird Effigy Vessel.

Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/2" by 5" by 3 1/8"

 

 

14Y Anasazi/Mogollon Puerco Black-on-White Eccentric Vessel.

This vessel is basically a miniature pitcher with a tri-pod base added to the base.

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

 

 

 

15N Anasazi/Mogollon Puerco Black-on-White Eccentric Pitcher

Approximate Dimensions: 6" by 5"

 

 

16Y Anasazi/Mogollon Puerco Black-on-White Corrugated Variant Pitcher (handle missing).

Approximate Dimensions: 6" by 5"

 

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