Three Rivers Red-on-Terracotta - CA. 900-1050

Three Rivers Red-on-Terracotta was believed by C.B. Cosgrove to originate in the Three Rivers area of south-central New Mexico, not far east of the Mimbres Valley. It would thus have fallen under the Jornada Branch of Mogollon culture. It is a late ware, and our specimen was found with a burial, presumably a valued imported piece.

Characteristics

Paste: Tan to Brown
Temper: Fine sand
Surface: Smoothed but not polished
Forms: Bowls
Design: The Fine Line variety usually consists of numerous parallel lines arranged in bands, often meeting in interlocking spirals.


BOWL

14-1/2" high
Mattocks Ruin, Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 16181


BOWL (DETAIL)

14-1/2" high
Mattocks Ruin, Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 16181


SHERDS

La Luz Ruin
Near Alamogordo, New Mexico
LMA 21017