Four Mile Polychrome - CA. 1325-1400

Four Mile Polychrome developed from Pinedale Polychrome in the upper Little Colorado River valley in east-central Arizona. Bowls have a bright red slip, decorated with black designs in glaze or matte glaze paint outlined in kaolin white on both the interior and exterior. Designs tend to be purely geometric. Although contemporary with Cedar Creek Polychrome, the two are rarely found together.

Characteristics

Paste: White, buff or gray
Temper: Crushed sherd
Surface: Well-polished, thick bright red slip
Forms: Bowls and jars
Design: Geometric but asymmetrical designs


BOWL

9" diameter
Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago 
LMA 21049


BOWL

9" diameter
Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago 
LMA 21049


BOWL (DETAIL)

9" diameter
Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago 
LMA 21049


BOWL (DETAIL)

9" diameter
Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago 
LMA 21049


BOWL

8-1/2" diameter
Gift of Mrs. John Norton
LMA 15142


SHERDS

Mattocks Ruin, Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 21191


SHERD

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