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TANQUE VERDE & TUCSON PHASES

PAINTED POTTERY TYPES

Color Key: Red=Paint, On Red=Red to Orange Slip, Black=Paint, On Black=Black or Grey Smudge (often “mottled” with brown), White=Paint, On White=White or Buff Slip, Buff=Buff Slip, Brown=Natural Pottery Background.

Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown Varieties


Primary Design Field, Secondary Design Field


Red-on-Brown, Brown
Red-on-Brown, Red-on-Brown
Red-on-Brown, Black Smudged
Red-on-Brown, Red-on-Black (Polytech)
Red-on-Brown, Red-on-White (Polytech)
Red-on-White, Brown
Red-on-White, White Slipped
Red-on-White, Red-on-White
Red-on-White, Red-on-Brown (Polytech)
Red-on-White, Black Smudged
Red-on-White, Red-on-Black (Polytech)
Red-on-Black, Brown
Red-on-Black, Red-on-Black
Red-on-Black, Red-on-Brown (Polytech)
Red-on-Black, White Slipped
Red-on-Black, Red-on-White (Polytech)

Tanque Verde Black-on-Brown Varieties


Primary Design Field, Secondary Design Field


Black-on-Brown, Brown
Black-on-Brown, Black-on-Brown
Black-on-Brown, Black Smudged
Black-on-Brown, Black-on-Black (Polytech)
Black-on-Brown, Black-on-White (Polytech)
Black-on-White, Brown
Black-on-White, White Slipped
Black-on-White, Black-on-White
Black-on-White, Black Smudged
Black-on-White, Black-on-Black (Polytech)
Black-on-White, Black-on-Brown (Polytech)


                                          Tanque Verde 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 (Wallace 1995:77)

                                             Saguaro Polychrome Varieties


Primary Design Field, Secondary Design Field


Red and White-on-Brown, Red and White-on-Black (most common)
Red and White-on-Brown, Red-on-Black

Red and White-on-Black, Red and White-on-Brown

Red and White-on-Black, Red-on-Brown

Red and White-on-Black, Brown
Red and White-on-Buff, Red and White-on-Black
Red-on-Buff, Red and White-on-Black
Black and White-on-Brown, Red and White-on-Black (five colors)
White-on-Brown, Red-on-Black (Deaver, 1989:59)

                              Tanque Verde Unrecognized and/or Rare Variants

Red-on-Buff (Usually lumped in with Red-on-White)
Hematite Polychromes (two intentional colors of red hematite) (rare)
White-on-Brown (rare)




Revised: 12/13/2007

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