Escondida Polychrome

Escondida Polychrome is very similar to the Salado Polychromes being produced in southeastern Arizona. Bowls resemble Gila Polychrome, with black-on-white interiors and red exteriors, but here the exterior color is a slip rather than the paste color. Jars are very much like Tonto Polychrome in their decoration.

Characteristics

Paste: Cream to light tan
Temper: Fine sand
Surface: Red and white slips combined on exterior or red-slipped exterior and white-slipped interior
Forms: Bowls and jars
Design: Interlocking elements in solid black, framed by white slip and on exteriors by red outlines.


SHERDS

Escondida Polychrome
Type Collections
LMA Unnumbered

The upper sherd shows the interior side, while the lower two sherds illustrte the exterior treatment of bowls.


SHERDS

Escondida Polychrome
Type Collections
LMA Unnumbered