TYPE: Nine Mile Polychrome

DATE: A.D. 1375 to 1450 (Neuzil & Lyons; 2005:34)

BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Primary designs may be on the exterior or interiors. There is always a thin band of design along the inner rim. Exteriors sometimes are not painted with design at all, only red slipped.

COMMON DESIGNS: Designs the same as Gila Polychrome and Tonto Polychrome.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Thin band of Black-on-White design along inner rims.

VARIETIES:

There are four varieties. Exteriors may be painted in a (1) Gila Style or (2) Tonto style, or (3) not painted at all, or (4) may have an exterior thin band of design somewhat like the interior.

COMMENTS: Most bowls have recurved or semi-flaring rims. Neuzil & Lyons show an incurved bowl with a direct rim painted in the manner of Nine Mile Polychrome yet call it Gila Polychrome and describe it as "a possible precursor to Nine Mile Polychrome" (Neuzil & Lyons:2005;26). I offer for consideration that Nine Mile Polychrome may have an earlier beginning date (perhaps the same beginning date as Gila Polychrome).

 

 

1N Salado Nine Mile Polychrome Olla with a black-on-white interior rim design

with a rectilinear scroll connected to an elongated solid triangle motif, this motif is also sometimes seen on

Hohokam Tanque Verde bowl interiors.

Approximate Dimensions: 14" by 11"

 

 

2N Salado Nine Mile Polychrome Bowl with a thin

band of Black-on-White design along the inner and outer rim.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 3/8" by 3 1/8"

 

 

   

3N Salado Nine Mile Polychrome Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 8 " by 4 1/2"

 

 

 

4Y Salado Nine Mile Polychrome Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 15" by 8 7/8"

 

 

 

5Y Salado Nine Mile Polychrome Bowl (Tonto Variety)

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

6N Salado Nine Mile Polychrome Bowl (Gila Variety)

Approximate Dimensions: 12 3/4" by 6"

 

  

7N Salado Nine Mile Polychrome Jar

 

 

8Y Salado Nine Mile Polychrome Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 10" by 4 1/2"

 

9Y Salado Nine Mile Polychrome Bowl with red painted in the bottom.

Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/2" by 1 3/4"

 

 

10Y Salado Nine Mile Polychrome Bowl

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

 

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