TYPE: Broadline Polychrome

(recently described in Wallace,2003;167-168)

DATE: A.D. 475-700 (Wallace 2003;126,188)

TYPICAL COLOR SCHEME: Black and Red-on-Brown.  Bowls were usually slipped red on the exteriors, interiors had interior portions slipped red with black designs painted on the brown unslipped portions.

COMMON FORMS: Bowls and jars, sometimes with slightly flared rims.

COMMON BACKGROUND COLORS: Red

MICACEOUS TEMPER: Finely ground or none.

DESIGN PLACEMENT: Usually interiors of bowls. 

COMMON DESIGNS: Broad straight lines and/or chevrons.

COMMENTS: Broadline Polychrome (650 A.D. to 700 A.D.) and Sweetwater Polychrome  (675 A.D. to 700 A.D.) are the two oldest polychromes known in the Southwest (both are extremely rare).

 

 

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