TYPE: San Francisco Red

DATE: A.D. 550 to 1000 (Wood, 1987;70)

KEY DIFFERENCES: Bowl interiors and exteriors usually slipped red. Bowl exteriors often have "end of finger sized" dimpling. Occasionally lightly smudge.


Dimpled Exterior

Non-Dimpled Exterior




1Y San Francisco Red Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 4 3/4" or 12 cm by 4 1/2" or 11.4 cm



2Y San Francisco Red (Non-smudged Variety)

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/4" or 16 cm by 3 1/2" or 9cm



3Y San Francisco Red Jar with an effigy head lug.

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



4Y San Francisco Red Bowl with large dimpling on exterior.

The large dimpling could be diagnostic of an early example.

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



5Y San Francisco Red Bowl with a smudged interior and large dimpling on exterior.

Approximate Dimensions: 10 1/8" by 5 3/8"


6Y San Francisco Red Bowl with small or normal size dimpling on exterior.

Approximate Dimensions: 5" by 2 1/2"


7N San Francisco Red Handled Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 3 1/2" by 4"


8Y San Francisco Red Stirrup Canteen

Approximate Dimensions: 5 3/8" by 4 1/4"


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