Santa Cruz Red-on-Buff - CA. 700-900

Santa Cruz Red-on-Buff was the characteristic pottery type during the Santa Cruz phase of Colonial Hohokam culture. Vessels are made with the paddle and anvil, and are tempered using a mix of sand and mica. Vessel walls are extremely thin. As in earlier Hohokam pottery, small repeated motifs are common, but negative painting is also seen, where the buff of the vessel shows through the applied red paint and creates the design. 

Characteristics

Paste: Buff tending toward pink
Temper: Mica flakes
Surface: Light buff slip, smooth but unpolished
Forms: Bowls with flaring rims, jars with flaring rims, scoops, ladles, plates
Design: Small repeated elements in parallel bands or panels, some negative designs


OLLA

7-1/2" high
Museum Exchange
LMA 16411


OLLA (DETAIL)

Museum Exchange
LMA 16411


SHERD

Gift of Gila Pueblo
LMA 21033


SHERD

Gift of Gila Pueblo
LMA 21033


SHERD

Gift of Gila Pueblo
LMA 21033


SHERD

Mattocks Ruin, Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 21191


SHERD

Mattocks Ruin, Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 21191