TYPE: Rosa Black-on-White

DATE: A.D. 700-900 (Oppelt, 2002;48)

BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Primary interior designs.

COMMON DESIGNS: Designs were usually symmetrical, consisting of simple linework and/or dots, often concentric circles of independent motifs were bound between lines having pendant solid triangles. Bowls often have a small circle in the bottom. Usually there is a large amount of open space in the design.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Mineral glaze or "washy" organic paint (Oppelt, 2007;72).

SLIP OR SURFACE TREATMENT: Unslipped, rough temper protruding thru surface on early examples, polished surface on later examples.

VARIETIES:

Gray Plain Exterior

Fugitive Red Exterior

Basket Impressed Exterior

Mineral Glaze Paint Interior

"Washy" Organic Paint Interior

OTHER COMMON TYPES WITH SIMILAR DESIGN STYLES:

Mesa Verde White Ware: Chapin Black-on-White

Cibola White Ware: La Plata Black-on-White

Tusayan White or Gray Ware: Lino Black-on-Gray

 

1N Rosa Black-on-White Bowl, Fugitive Red Variety

 

 

 

2N Anasazi Rosa Black-on-White

Approximate Dimensions: 6 5/8" by 3"

 

 

3Y Anasazi Rosa Black-on-White Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 5" by 3 1/4"

4Y Anasazi Rosa Black-on-White Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/2" by 3"

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING :

Animas-LaPlata Project, Volume III Blue Mesa Excavations

By Jason P. Chuipka & James M. Potter, 2007

 

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