Lino Black-on-Gray - CA. 550-850

This is one of two types of pottery made by the Basket Makers, the other being the undecorated Lino Gray. Lino Black-on-Gray is made from a course gray clay tempered with sand, which often protrudes beyond the surface giving the bowl a rough interior finish. Decoration is simple but carefully painted, often derived from basket or textile patterns.

Characteristics

Paste: Medium gray to white
Temper: Medium to coarse sand, often protruding through surface
Surface: Exterior rough, interior occasionally smoothed, never polished
Forms: Mostly bowls, occasional tall, plain-necked jars
Design: Ticked or fringed lines, sawtooth lines and triangles


BOWL

8" diameter
Near Arboles, Colorado
Zim Collection
LMA 9304


BOWL (DETAIL)

6-1/2" diameter
Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago
LMA 21051


BOWL

6" diameter
10 miles SE of Blanding, Utah
LMA 9257


SHERD

LMA Type Collections


SHERD

LMA Type Collections