Pinedale Polychrome - CA. 1275-1350

Pinedale Polychrome developed in the area around Pinedale, along the Mogollon Rim in east-central Arizona. Made from a gray clay tempered with ground potsherds, they have a red to red-orange slip. Bowls are the most common vessel type, decorated with fine-line geometric decoration in black on the interior, and with black motifs framed in white on the exterior. Pinedale Polychrome appears to be related to St. John's Polychrome and Tularosa Black-on-White.

Characteristics

Paste: Gray to buff to reddish-brown
Temper: Ground sherds or crushed rock
Surface: Thick, red to orange slip
Forms: Bowls
Design: Interior designs in black, (organic brown to mineral solid black); white-outlined black "emblems" on exterior.


BOWL

10-1/2" diameter
Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago
LMA 21045


BOWL

10-1/2" diameter
Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago
LMA 21045


BOWL (DETAIL)

10-1/2" diameter
Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago
LMA 21045


BOWL (DETAIL)

10-1/2" diameter
Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago
LMA 21045


SHERD

LMA Unnumbered