Mancos Black-on-White - CA. 900-1050

Mancos Black-on-White is found in the Mesa Verde area, east of Mesa Verde National Park. Mancos patterns tend to consist of wide bands of hatched elements as opposed to the bolder contemporary McElmo patterns. It appears that this is due to influence from the Chaco area to the south, whereas McElmo seems to have been inspired by Kayenta region designs.


Paste: Gray to white
Temper: Angular fragments
Surface: Pearly gray-white
Forms: Bowls, jars, pitchers, ladles, mugs
Design: Interlocking stepped patterns and negative-painted designs common.


4-1/2" high
Laboratory of Anthropology
LMA 6888


6" high
Horatio N. Rust Collection
LMA 15275


4-1/4" high
Peet Collection
LMA 15558


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