Jeddito Black-on-Orange - CA. 1275-1400

Jeddito Black-on-Orange was the first of a long line of Hopi yellow wares. It indicates a shift from reducing to oxidizing atmosphere firing. Decoration is applied in black manganese paint, and is usually panelized. It differs from Jeddito Black-on-Yellow in both the more formal geometric designs and darker paste color.

Characteristics

Paste: Light brick red to orange
Temper: Sherd with some sand
Surface: Polished, no slip
Forms: Bowls, jars, ladles
Design: Hatched and solid elements, often arranged in panels in quadrant compositions. Broad "life line" just below rim.


BOWL

7-3/4" diameter
Zim Collection
LMA 9333


BOWL (DETAIL)

7-3/4" diameter
Zim Collection
LMA 9333

Note the "spirit break" in the "life line" around the rim. It is thought that this would allow the spirit of the bowl to escape.


BOWL

7-1/4" diameter
Zim Collection
LMA 9352


BOWL (DETAIL)

7-1/4" diameter
Zim Collection
LMA 9352

This bowl also has the characteristic spirit break.


BOWL

8" diameter
Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago
LMA 21046

This bowl was identified as Jeddito Black-on-Yellow when it was acquired in an exchange with the Field Museum in Chicago. It appears to be a late, transitional version of Jeddito Black-on- Orange, as the design is still somewhat panelized and the paste color rather dark. The slightly recurving rim and exterior emblem will become standard features of Jeddito Black-on-Yellow and  subsequent Hopi types.


BOWL

8" diameter
Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago
LMA 21046


BOWL (DETAIL)

8" diameter
Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago
LMA 21046