Babicora Polychrome

Mata Red-on-Brown grew out of the earlier Victoria Red-on-Brown. These both developed from the textured wares prevalent during the Viejo period. Both the plain wares and these bichromes seem related to contemporary Mogollon types, although a clear relationship has yet to be established.

Characteristics

Paste: Light tan to gray-brown
Temper: Fine sand, occasionally micaceous
Surface: Unslipped, smoothed and often textured 
Forms: Bowls and jars
Design: Multiple parallel lines forming chevrons and diamonds


JAR

Babicora Polychrome
Gift of Arizona State Museum
LMA 7000


JAR

Babicora Polychrome
Zim Collection
LMA 9265

This jar was identified as Ramos Polychrome by the collector and has remained so identified in the LMA records. However, it is much closer to Babicora in both form, surface and decoration, and so I have reattributed the jar as such. I suspect that many Casas Grandes polychrome vessels have been typed Ramos Polychrome simply because it was the latest and best known of the Casas Grandes types.


JAR

Babicora Polychrome
Zim Collection
LMA 9265


SHERD

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