Mimbres Red-on-White - CA. 900-1100

Mimbres Red-on-White is a late variety of Mimbres Black-on-White. Designs can be geometric or figural. Although some Mimbres Black-on-White vessels have paint tending towards red, this was the result of accidental exposure to oxygen during the firing process. The paint color of such vessels generally ranges from black to red within a single vessel. Mimbres Black-on- Red, however, resulted from the intentional exploitation of this phenomenon, being refired in an oxygenizing atmosphere to completely oxidize the paint to a red color.

Characteristics

Paste: Gray to red
Temper: Quartz sand with occasional mica
Surface: Thick white slip on painted surfaces, often untreated on exteriors
Forms: Primarily bowls and jars
Design: Fine-lined designs, similar to Mimbres Black-on-White.


BOWL

10-1/4" diameter
Mattocks Ruin
Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 16104


BOWL

8-3/4" diameter
Mattocks Ruin
Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 16288


BOWL

8-1/4" diameter
Mattocks Ruin
Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 16165


BOWL

Mattocks Ruin
Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 16273/3


BOWL (INTERIOR)

6" diameter
Mattocks Ruin
Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 16200


BOWL (EXTERIOR)

6" diameter
Mattocks Ruin
Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 16200


BOWL

9-1/4" diameter, 5-3/4" high
Mattocks Ruin
Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 16167


BOWL

8-3/4" diameter
Mattocks Ruin
Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 16188/2