TANQUE VERDE RED-ON-BLACK
Tanque Verde Red-on-Black
COMMENTS: Dates are based on several archaeologists contributions, read article in this guide titled: Rincon -Tanque Verde Transitional Ceramics (King, 2004).
1Y Hohokam Early Tanque Verde Red-on-Black (ca. 1125-1300)
hemispherical bowl with an interior primary design consisting of a trisected layout, interestingly not connected. It has panels of conjoined rectilinear scrolls and large triangles filled with crosshatching. The exterior has a large secondary design consisting of three stacks of nested chevrons. I like to call bowls such as this one and the one described below, polytechs because they are polychromes technically, Red-on-Black interior, and Red-on-Brown exterior.
Approximate Dimensions: 7 5/8" or 19.5cm by 3" or 7.8cm.
2N Hohokam Tanque Verde Red-on-Black (ca. 1125-1450) shallow bowl (Polytech).
Red-on-Black interior, Red-on-Brown exterior.
Approximate Dimensions: 6 7/8" or 17.5cm by 2" or 5.2cm.
3N Hohokam Tanque Verde Red-on-Black (ca.1125-1450) platter-bowl.
An extremely fine example with an offset quartered layout, panels of negative lightling bolts and thick line interlocking rectilinear scrolls.
Approximate Dimensions: 15 1/2" or 39.4cm by 4 1/4" or 10.8cm.
If you follow the negative line of the center scroll you will see that it takes you out of the scroll to the top of the bowl. This is somewhat reminiscent of the "Man in the Maize" design found on O'atam pottery and baskets of today. The O'atam Native Americans are thought to be the decendants of the Hohokam.
Hohokam Tanque Verde Red-on-Black (ca. 1125-1450)
potter painting a Saguaro Polychrome? I have seen red paint splatter
on plainware vessels from apparently this same reason.
Approximate Dimensions: 14 3/4" or 37.5cm by 4 3/4" or 12cm.
5Y Hohokam Tanque Verde Red-on-Black Platter Bowl
Approximate Dimensions: 17 1/2" by 5 1/4"
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