Ramos Polychrome

Ramos Polychrome represents the pinnacle of achievement in Casas Grandes ceramics. Although the focus was around Paquimé, the type was more widespread than any other, covering the entire range of the Casas Grandes culture. Vessels have well painted, carefully executed designs, balancing red and black solid and linear elements.

Characteristics

Paste: White to brown
Temper: Fine sand
Surface: Highly smoothed
Forms: Bowls, jars, effigies, vases and eccentrics
Design: Wide band extending from rim to well below shoulder, framed by matched red and black lines, interlocking elements in red and black, divided into panels by diagonal parallel lines.


JAR

Ramos Polychrome
Horatio N. Rust Collection
LMA 15243


JAR

Ramos Polychrome 
Arizona State Museum
LMA 7008


SNAKE POT

Ramos Polychrome 
Arizona State Museum
LMA 7006


BOWL

Ramos Polychrome 
Horatio N. Rust Collection
LMA 15254


JAR

Ramos Polychrome 
Zim Collection
LMA 9743


JAR (DETAIL)

Ramos Polychrome 
Zim Collection
LMA 9743


DUCK EFFIGY POT

Ramos Polychrome 
Arizona State Museum
LMA 7003


SHERDS

Ramos Polychrome
Capulin Variety
LMA Type Collections