Espinoso Glaze Polychrome - CA. 1425-1490

Espinoso Glaze Polychrome was one of the glaze polychromes that developed in the Middle Rio Grande inspired by Heshotauthla Polychrome, which had been introduced to the area by Zuni traders. Designs on this type are composed of red bands outlined in black over a yellow slipped ground. This rim sherd, from the interior of a bowl, was one of several dozen untyped sherds found in an unmarked bag in storage. It was associated with other bags which came from one of the Alamogordo sites from which surface sherds were collected.

Characteristics

Paste: Medium gray to buff
Temper: Crushed rock or sherd temper
Surface: Polished and slipped
Forms: Bowls
Design: Banded and paneled designs on interiors, key meanders on exterior


SHERD (INTERIOR)

Southwest Surface Sherd Collections
LMA Unnumbered, possibly 21017

The interior side of the rim is thickened above the black band, (compare with exterior view below), indicating that it is of the "Glaze C" type. Rim configurations have been divided into six groups, this type being associated with Espinoso Glaze Polychrome, hence my attribution. The sherd also resembles the bowl in Fig. 90 in Peckham.


SHERD (EXTERIOR)

Southwest Surface Sherd Collections
LMA Unnumbered, possibly 21017

This rim sherd, from the interior of a bowl, was one of several dozen untyped sherds found in an unmarked bag in storage. It was associated with other bags which came from one of the Alamogordo sites from which surface sherds were collected.