TYPE: Boldface Black-on-White

AKA: Mangas Black-on-White

DATE: A.D. 750 to 1000 (Brody & Leblanc, 1983;45)

BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Primarily interiors, occasionally exteriors.

COMMON DESIGNS: Designs usually go to the rim and occasionally have a painted band immediately below the rim.  Occasional life forms. Heavy framing lines that are usually wider than hatching lines. Designs are usually bold or heavy, although late examples are not bold, and framing lines become the same size as the hatching lines, these late examples usually have no rim band.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Designs usually go to the rim without rim bands. Some late examples may have a rim band. Early examples often have wavy linework and curvilinear designs. Late examples often have straight line hatchure with thick framing lines.

COMMENTS: Boldface Black-on-White is the original and currently most popular name for this type.  Other names given to this type are: Mangas Black-on-White, Wind Mountain Black-on-White, Style I, and Style II.


1N Boldface Black-on-White Bowl. This late example has a rim band.

Approximate Dimensions: 9" or 23 cm. by 4 1/4" or 11 cm.




2N Boldface Black-on-White Bowl



3N Boldface Black-on-White Bowl



4N Boldface Black-on-White Oval Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 6" by 4 7/8" by 2 1/4"





5N Boldface Black-on-White Turtle Effigy







6N Mogollon Late Boldface (Style II) Bowl

Approximate Dimensions" 6" by 3"




7N Mogollon Boldface Black-on-White Bowl



8Y Mogollon Boldface Black-on-White Bottle or Canteen

Approximate Dimensions: 6" by 5"




9Y Mogollon Boldface Black-on-White Bowl with a herd of deer depicted.

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/2" by 4"




10Y Mogollon Boldface Black-on-White Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 5 3/4" by 3"


11Y Mogollon Boldface Black-on-White Bowl

with images that may depict sandals.

Approximate Dimensions: 11 1/2" by 6"


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