PINTO SPECULAR BLACK-ON-RED
TYPE: Pinto Specular Black-on-Red
DATE: AD 1280 to 1330 (Neuzil & Lyons 2005;34)
COMMON BACKGROUND COLORS: Red.
BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Interiors.
COMMON DESIGNS: Basically the same as Pinto Polychrome.
KEY DIFFERENCES: Painted with black specular hematite that sparkles brilliantly in light.
COMMENTS: The paint of these vessels are reminiscent of Hohokam, Broadline Purple-on-Red and Trincheras, Purple-on-Red which both use specular purple hematite. This type has not been formally described (new type).
1N Salado Pinto Specular Black-on-Red bowl, with spectacular specular hematite paint that sparkles brilliantly in light. The design is identical to the Dogoszhi Style of the Tusayan Black-on-Red in the Tsegi Orange and Red Ware series in this guide.
Approximate Dimensions: 9 3/4" or 25 cm. by 5 1/4" or 13.2 cm.
2Y Salado Pinto Specular Black-on-Red bowl, painted with spectacular specular hematite paint that sparkles brilliantly in light. This is one of the largest painted bowls of any kind that we have ever seen. Although this bowl has no "life line, the recurved rim dates this vessel A.D. 1350 to 1450.
Approximate Dimensions: 17 1/2" or 44.5 cm. by 8 1/2" or 21.5 cm.
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