TANQUE VERDE RED-ON-BROWN
TYPE: Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown
Hohokam Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown is the main bichrome decorated type produced during the Tanque Verde Phase of the Classic Period. Other common bichrome types and/or varieties that fit the descriptions below are: Tanque Verde Red-on-White, Tanque Verde Red-on-Black, Tanque Verde Black-on-Brown, and Tanque Verde Black-on-White.
TREATMENT: Tool polished.
COMMENTS: Dates are based on several archaeologists contributions, read article in this guide titled: Rincon -Tanque Verde Transitional Ceramics (King, 2004).
1N Hohokam Early Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown (ca. 1125-1300)
Jar with a short straight neck and round bottom. The design has bands of barbed lines on the body. The neck design consists of short straight lines and scrolls. Some of the scrolls are rectilinear and some part rectilinear and curvilinear. (possible Transitional Early Tanque Verde )
Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/4" or 13.2cm by 5" or 13.6cm.
2N Hohokam Early Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown (ca. 1125-1300)
Subhemispherical bowl, with an extremely busy design. It has an offset quartered layout with large triangles filled with crosshatching and plaited designs, as well as, panels of rectilinear scrolls and crosshatching with barbed lines and a large thick line rectilinear scroll in the bottom.
Approximate Dimensions: 11" or 27.7cm by 3 1/4" or 8.3cm
3N Hohokam Early Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown Bowl (ca. 1125-1300)
(possibly Transitional Early Tanque Verde)
This small bowl is not well made or polished (perhaps the artist was a child). It is decorated on one side and the bottom with simple crosses and lines.
There is no rim line or interior design.
Approximate Dimensions: 4 5/8" or 11.7cm by 2 1/4" or 5.8cm.
4N Hohokam Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown Bowl (ca. 1125-1450)
Painted with large triangles filled with a checkerboard design along with separate panels of interlocking rectilinear scrolls, although one interesting triangle is decorated with both in conjunction. The scrolls are "ticked" along the basal part from which the scrolls arise, reminiscent of earlier scrolls and stepped greques as see on Hohokam pottery dating all the way back to the Pioneer Period. The interior has two concentric squiggle lines along the interior of the rim.
Approximate Dimensions: 11 5/8" or 29.5cm by 6 1/2" or 16.5cm.
5N Hohokam (Early) Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown Bowl (ca. 1125-1300)
The exterior has a concentric star design, while the interior has three
concentric squiggle lines along the rim.
Approximate Dimensions: 8 7/8" or 20cm by 3 1/4" or 8.3cm.
6N Hohokam Early Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown (Polytech) (ca. 1125-1300)This hemispherical bowl has a tightly packed busy design on the exterior, it also has a possible life form of a turkey painted on a mostly smudged gray-black interior.
Approximate Dimensions: 6 7/8" or 17.5cm by 3 1/4" or 8cm.
7N Hohokam Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown (ca. 1125-1450) platter bowl,
with an offset quartered layout consisting of crosshatched panels, and triangles as well as the center square filled with H's. Approximate Dimensions: 16 1/4" or 41.2cm. by 4 1/2" or 11.5cm.
8N Hohokam Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown Jar (AD 1125 - 1450).
Approximate Dimensions: 8" or 20.3 cm. by 8" or 20.3 cm.
9Y Hohokam Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown Duck Effigy Vessel (AD 1125 - 1450).
Approximate Dimensions: 10 1/2" by 10 1/2" by 9 1/4"
10N Hohokam Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown Gourd or Melon Effigy Vessel (AD 1125 - 1450).
Approximate Dimensions: 5 5/8" by 5 5/8"
11Y Hohokam Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown Bowl with very thin linework.
Most of it measures 1mm or less. Some of the thicker lines are about 2mm wide.
Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/4" by 4"
12N Hohokam Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown Pitcher
13N Hohokam Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown Oblong Olla
14N Hohokam (Early) Tanque VerdeRed-on-Brown partial jar, with a rounded
gila shoulder and a straight neck with a design of degenerate interlocking scrolls and dots.
The body has a plaited design, some of the solids being "ticked", or painted with "ticking".
Height of partial jar is approximately 4" or 10cm.
15Y Hohokam Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown Jar
Approximate Dimensions: 5 3/4" by 5 3/4"
16Y Hohokam Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown Jar. This vessel
looks like it may have a white slip or wash, however upon closer examination it may be
the result of caliche or calcium carbonate staining.
Approximate Dimensions: 8 1/2" by 7 1/2"
17N Hohokam Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown Bowl.
This vessel could be typed as Tanque Verde Red-on-Black because about half of the
exterior is smudged, however it may be accidental.
Approximate Dimensions: 10 1/8" by 6"
18Y Hohokam Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown "Lipped" Bowl.
Approximate Dimensions: 6 3/8" by 3"
19N Hohokam Early Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown bowl (ca. 1125-1300), with full exterior and interior design. The interior has multiple H's, and a hatched band surrounding what might almost be a life form. The exterior is a plaited design with H's and crosses filling in the "normally" open spaces. This bowl has a raised indented bottom (common in the Tanque Verde Phase), and was found in direct association with "normal" Tanque Verde sherds. Approximate Dimensions: 4 3/4" or 12cm by 2" or 5cm.
20N Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown (early) Jar
with a "Gila Shoulder" and tall neck. This shape and design layout (with a separate design on the neck) is common in the Safford and Phoenix area's but somewhat rare in the Tucson area.
Approximate Dimensions: 8 1/4" by 6 1/4"
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