Tusayan Black-on-Red - CA. 1050-1130

Tusayan Black-on-Red was produced in the area around the Grand Canyon north of Flagstaff. It was probably an improvement on Deadmans Black-on-Red, which consisted of narrow and wide banded elements. Hatching is new to Tusayan Black-on-Red, and to the area in general. This type would eventually lead to Tusayan Polychrome.


Paste: Yellow-orange
Temper: Angular fragments
Surface: Bright red slip, well polished
Forms: Primarily bowls
Design: Hatched bands characteristic


7-1/2" diameter
Sunset Crater, Arizona
Zim Collection
LMA 9355