Red Mesa Black-on-White - CA. 900-1050

Red Mesa Black-on-White is one of three distinct types that arose in the Four Corners area during the Pueblo I period, the others being Kiatuthlanna Black-on-White and White Mound Black-on-White. Red Mesa Black-on-White is sand-tempered, tending toward gray in its natural form, but bowls have a bright white slip which distinguishes it from White Mound Black-on-White. Decoration consists of fine lines, solid triangles spirals and dots.

Characteristics

Paste: White
Temper: Mixed crushed sherd and sand
Surface: Thin slip with uneven polish
Forms: Bowls, jars, pitchers, ladles and effigies
Design: Chevrons, solid triangles lined with dots, scrolls, scalloped triangles, bands of parallel lines, wavy-line hatching


BOWL

7-3/4" diameter
Peet Collection
LMA 15579


BOWL (DETAIL)

7-3/4" diameter
Peet Collection
LMA 15579


SHERD

LMA Type Collections


FROG(?) EFFIGY BOWL

8-1/4" long
Zim Collection
LMA 9330


FROG(?) EFFIGY BOWL

8-1/4" long
Zim Collection
LMA 9330