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.


Gray Plain Exterior

Fugitive Red Exterior

Basket Impressed Exterior

Mineral Glaze Paint Interior

"Washy" Organic Paint Interior


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"




Animas-LaPlata Project, Volume III Blue Mesa Excavations

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


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