Showlow Black-on-Red - CA. 1030-1200

Showlow Black-on-Red has fairly distinct decoration, consisting primarily of bold-line interlocking key motifs. These are usually banded, often set off from the rim by a narrow black line, and the centers of bowls are left unpainted. The primary distinguishing characteristic between this type and White Mountain Red wares, such as Puerco Black-on-Red, is the thin slip.


Paste: Orange-brown to gray
Temper: Crushed sherd and sand with colored inclusions
Surface: Thin, watery red slip, fairly well polished
Forms: Bowls, other forms very rare
Design: Banded designs with interlocking solid elements, centers unpainted.


Showlow Black-on-Red
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