Tusayan Polychrome - CA. 1150-1300

The earliest of the polychrome types in the area, Tusayan Polychrome developed out of Tusayan Black-on-Red and Citadel Polychrome in the area around the Grand Canyon northwest of Flagstaff. Two varieties exist for Tusayan Polychrome. The A variety has only red banding outlined in black, while the B variety also has hatching in some of the ground areas.

Characteristics

Paste: Yellow-orange
Temper: Angular fragments
Surface: Bright red slip applied only in bands as part of design, well polished
Forms: Primarily bowls, ladles
Design: Hatched bands characteristic


BOWL

10-1/2" diameter
Tusayan B Polychrome
Zim Collection
LMA 9344


BOWL (DETAIL)

10-1/2" diameter
Tusayan B Polychrome
Zim Collection
LMA 9344


BOWL

10-1/2" diameter
Tusayan B Polychrome
Zim Collection
LMA 9344