TYPE: Tanque Verde Polychrome

DATE: A.D. 1125 - 1450 (Wallace 1995;465) (see comments)

COMMON FORMS: Basically the same as Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown

COMMON BACKGROUND COLORS: Brown, black, or both. Sometimes white slipped.

TEMPER: Usually Sand.

EXTERIOR TREATMENT: Polished

DESIGN PLACEMENT: Basically the same as Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown.

COMMON DESIGNS: Tanque Verde Polychrome usually has black painted designs counter balancing the red designs. Some examples have polychrome crosshatch designs. Usually the red lines were painted first in a diagonal hatched fashion, then opposing black diagonal hatch lines were painted across the red lines to create a polychrome crosshatch design. Black painted motifs found on Tanque Verde Polychrome are: lines, wavy lines, chevrons, dots, ticks, and rectilinear scrolls.

COMMENTS: Tanque Verde Polychrome it may be reguarded as the Classic Period continuation of Rio Rico Polychrome.

VARIETIES:


Primary Design Field, Secondary Design Field
Red and Black-on-Brown, Red and Black-on-Brown (most common)
Red and Black-on-Brown, Red and Black-on-Black (most common)
Red and Black-on-Brown, Black-on-Brown
Black-on-Brown, Red-on-Black
Black-on-Brown, Red-on-White
Black-on-Brown, Red-on-Brown
Red and Black-on-White, Red-on-Black
Black-on-White, Red-on-Black
Black-on-White, Red-on-Brown (according to Wallace 1995:77)

 

 

 
1N Hohokam Tanque Verde Polychrome Bowl.

Red and Black-on-Brown, Red-on-Black variety.

Approximate Dimensions: 6 3/4" by 4 1/4"


  

Exterior                                                                 Interior

2N Hohokam Tanque Verde Polychrome sherds, likely belonging to the same bowl.

Red and Black-on-Brown, Red and Black-on-Black variety.

3N Hohokam Tanque Verde Polychrome sherds, likely belonging to the same bowl, and representing a Red and Black-on-Brown variety.

4N Hohokam Tanque Verde Polychrome various bowl sherds.

Red and Black-on-Brown variety(s).

 

5N Hohokam Tanque Verde Polychrome vaious bowl sherds, small sherd on right is Red and Black-on-Brown, Red and Black-on-Brown variety.

6N Hohokam Tanque Verde Polychrome.

Red and Black-on-White variety olla sherds.

7N Hohokam Tanque Verde Polychrome.

Red and Black-on-White variety olla sherds.

8N Hohokam Tanque Verde Polychrome.

Shallow bowl sherd with primary interior design (no design on exterior).

 

Exterior                                                  Interior

9N Hohokam Tanque Verde Polychrome sherd with bichrome design fields.

Black-on-Brown, Red-on-Black variety.

 

Exteriors                                                  Interiors

10N Hohokam Tanque Verde Polychrome sherds with bichrome design fields.

Black-on-Brown, Red-on-White variety.

 

Exteriors                                                    Interiors

11N Hohokam Tanque Verde Polychrome sherds.

Black-on-White, Red-on-Black variety.

 

Exterior                                                   Interior

12N Hohokam Tanque Verde Polychrome sherd.

Red and Black-on-Brown, Red-on-Black variety.

 

Exterior                                                          Interior

13N Hohokam Tanque Verde Polychrome partial bowl.

Red and Black-on-Brown, Black-on-Brown variety.

 

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