TYPE: Puerco Black-on-Red

DATE: A.D. 1000 to 1200 (Carlson, 1970;9)

BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Primary interior designs, rare secondary exterior designs.

COMMON BACKGROUND COLOR(S): Red, occasionally orange.

COMMON DESIGNS: Puerco Black-on-Red may have the same designs found on Cibola White Wares: Puerco Black-on-White, Escavada Black-on-White, and occasionally Red Mesa Black-on-White.


Cibola Whiteware: Puerco Black-on-White

                               Red Mesa Black-on-White

                              Escavada Black-on-White

                               Snowflake Black-on-White

 Tusayan Whiteware:  Sosi Black-on-White

COMMENTS: Some of the styles found on Cibola Whiteware (and at least one Tusayan Whiteware) can also be found on Puerco Black-on-Red, which offers up the question, should the Puerco Black-on-Red styles be seperated and dated to their counterparts of Cibola and Tusayan Whiteware types? It is very likely that they would date to the same time periods that their companionwares do.





1N Puerco Black-on-White bowl with a "Horny Toad" figure in the bottom (Puerco Style).



2Y Puerco Black-on-Red bowl with three snakes in the design (Puerco Style).

The triangular heads indicate the snakes portrayed, are likely to be rattlesnakes.

Approximate Dimensions: 9 3/4" or 24.7 cm. by 4 3/4" or 12 cm.




3N Puerco Black-on-Red bowl with two human? representations (Red Mesa Style).


4Y Puerco Black-on-Red Bowl (Escavada Style) with sandals painted

on the inside and multiple "trailing lines" on the exterior.

Approximate Dimensions: 10" by 4 3/4"



5Y Puerco Black-on-Red Bowl (Sosi or Escavada Style)

Approximate Dimensions: 9" by 4 3/8"



6Y Puerco Black-on-Red Bowl (Red Mesa Style)

Approximate Dimensions: 8 1/2" by 4"







7Y Puerco Black-on-Red tri-lobed, deer head effigy vessel.

Approximate Dimensions: 5" or 12.7 cm. by 3 7/8" or 10 cm.




8N Puerco Black-on-Red bowl (Escavada Style).

The exterior of this bowl is indented corrugated and has two opposing lug-handles.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 3/8" or 18.7 cm. by 3 5/8" or 9.2 cm.


9N Puerco Black-on-Red Pitcher with surface pitting. (Escavada Style)

It is ashame that this vessel wasn't recovered before the elements began to destroy it.

Approximate Dimensions: 6" by 5 3/4"



10N Unusual loop-handled square shaped Puerco Black-on-Red vessel



11Y Puerco Black-on-Red Effigy Bird.

Approximate Dimensions: 9" by 8"  by 6 3/8"



12Y Puerco Black-on-Red (Snowflake Style) Miniature Jar that once

likely had an effigy head lug.

Approximate Dimensions: 2 1/2"  by 2 1/4"



13Y Puerco Black-on-Red Tall Neck Pitcher

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/2"  by 6"


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