Mimbres Polychrome is identical to Mimbres Black-on-White in all respects except that a yellowish slip has been added to some area to create a three-color composition. This technique was employed in both figural and geometric designs. Polychrome pottery was associated with earlier rather than later burials at the Mattocks Ruin, and seems to have been short-lived. Perhaps Red-on-white pottery, which appears to be a later Mimbres type, replaced the polychrome variety.
Paste: Gray to red