St. Johns Black-on-Red - CA. 1150-1300

St Johns Black-on-Red is identical to Tularosa Black-on-white except for the red slip applied to the vessels before painting. Some vessels have decoration in the Wingate Style, with stepped rectangular elements while others have Tularosa-style decoration including the characteristic interlocking scroll combined with a stairstep design.

Characteristics

Paste: Gray turning to yellow if oxidized
Temper: Sherd and sand
Surface: Thick orange to red slip, polished
Forms: Bowls, jars
Design: Similar to Tularosa Black-on-White with opposed solid and larger hatched elements, often stepped motifs combined with spiral


PITCHER

6" high
Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago
LMA 21048


PITCHER (DETAIL)

6" high
Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago
LMA 21048


PITCHER (DETAIL)

6" high
Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago
LMA 21048


PITCHER

5" high
Peet Collection
LMA 15538

Although the design on this jar is in the Wingate Style, the longitudinal hatching indicates that this is not Wingate Black- on-Red, which always has oblique hatching. The lug is also characteristically a feature of the Tularosa Phase.


SHERDS

Mattocks Ruin, Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 21191