TYPE: Tularosa Fillet Rim

DATE: A.D. 1150 to 1400 (Wood, 1987;170)

KEY DIFFERENCES: Bowl exteriors are usually well polished with one to several thin bands (fillets) of fine indented corrugation just below the rim. Interiors are usually smudged, and can be so well smudged that you may see a rainbow of colors shining off the dark black surface, some may have a silver shine.

COMMENTS: Red slipped Fillet Rim bowls are put under Tularosa Red in this guide.


1) Fillet Rim

2) Fillet Rim with Polished Over Interior Corrugation (rare)

3) Punched Fillet Rim

4) Smeared Fillet Rim (rare)



1N Tularosa Fillet Rim bowl with polished over interior corrugation (extremely rare).

Approximate Dimensions: 6 7/8" by 3 5/8"



2N Tularosa Fillet Rim Bowl

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




3N Tularosa Fillet Rim Bowl

4Y Tularosa Fillet Rim Bowl Punched Variety

Approximate Dimensions: 8" by 4"


5Y Tularosa Smeared Fillet Rim Bowl, Safford Regional Variety.

The potter filled an interior crack with more clay before firing.

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/2" by 3 1/2"



6Y Tularosa Fillet Rim bowl with an interior "silver shine".

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/2" by 3 1/2"



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