Villa Ahumada Polychrome

Villa Ahumada Polychrome is probably a precursor to Ramos Polychrome. Its range is nearly as wide, but it centers not in Paquimé but further to the east. Although the painted decoration is well executed, the slip is chalky and often flakes off. Most vessels have both black and red designs, and these are not always interlocking. Designs seem transitional between Babicora and Ramos Polychromes, containing elements of each. Some vessels have only black decoration.

Characteristics

Paste: Brown to tan
Temper: Fine sand
Surface: Chalky slip which often flakes off
Forms: Bowls jars and effigies
Design: Red and black elements which interact but do not necessarily interlock.


FEMALE FIGURE POT

Villa Ahumada Polychrome
Arizona State Museum
LMA 7004


FEMALE FIGURE POT

Villa Ahumada Polychrome
Arizona State Museum
LMA 7004


MALE FIGURE POT

Villa Ahumada Polychrome
Arizona State Museum
LMA 7009


MALE FIGURE POT

Villa Ahumada Polychrome
Arizona State Museum
LMA 7009 


EFFIGY POT

Villa Ahumada Polychrome 
Chihuahua, Northern Mexico 
LMA 7005

This pot seems to depict a badger. It is similar in conception to one found in the Mimbres region.


SHERDS

Villa Ahumada Polychrome
Type Collections
LMA Unnumbered