MESA VERDE WHITEWARE
TYPE: Tin Cup Polychrome
DATE: A.D. 1000 to 1100 (Green, 2010;40)
BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Interiors.
COMMON DESIGNS: Designs elements or motifs include triangular and rectilinear scrolls, sawtoothed triangles, thin or thick lines. Some examples have wide (approx. 1/4") white lines outlined with thin black lines. Other examples have thin white and black lines. While others have wide black and white line work used to paint separate motifs.
KEY DIFFERENCES: White and black on gray. Mancos style designs.
SLIP OR SURFACE TREATMENT: May or may not have thin polished white slip on exteriors of bowls. Corrugated exteriors rare.
OTHER COMMON TYPES WITH SIMILAR DESIGN STYLES:
TEMPER: Variably fine.
FORMS: Bowls, seed jars, ladles.
Smallest shard is 1 1/4" long. Cener round shard appears to have organic
paint while the other two appear to me mineral.
This page last revised: 05/17/2010
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