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LITTLE COLORADO WHITE WARE

--> St. JOSEPH BLACK-ON-WHITE

--> HOLBROOK BLACK-ON-WHITE

--> PADRE BLACK-ON-WHITE

--> WALNUT BLACK-ON-WHITE

--> LEUPP BLACK-ON-WHITE


PADRE BLACK-ON-WHITE

DATE RANGE: A.D. 1075 - 1200

DESCRIPTION:

CORE: Construction: by coiling. Fired: in reducing atmosphere. Core: gray. Temper: abundant opaque angular fragments, sherd, occasional grains of quartz sand. Vessel walls: medium strong. Fracture: slightly crumbling. Surface finish: bowl interiors and jar exteriors coated with fairly heavy white or gray slip, well polished, sometimes crazed, bowl exteriors usually scraped, not smoothed, often bumpy, pitted coated with chalky slip or wash, rarely finished and slipped on interiors, interior jar surfaces fairly carefully smoothed, scraping marks noticeable, fine and uniform; sometimes chalky white wash inside neck, slip frequently flakes off, scraping marks often noticeable through slip. Surface color: gray or white. Forms: jars, bowls. Thickness bowls: 4.9 to 6.4 mm. Pigment: organic. Decoration: painted black, usually dense sometimes slightly thin and watery. Designs: usually interior surfaces of bowls, only exterior surfaces of jars. Decorative style: Dogoszhi, rectangular and triangular panels usually containing narrow-line hatchures, sometimes fairly coarse rectangular cross hatchure, framing lines about the same width as cross-hatchure, or slightly wider, occasionally solid triangles and stepped elements combined with hatchure.
COMPARISONS: Dogoszhi Black-on-white is usually not noticeably slipped, surface gritty, paint somewhat more watery, hatchures slightly narrower with spaces between often slightly wider than hatchures, panels usually smaller, temper fine quartz sand.
RANGE: Throughout lower parts of Walnut and Padre Canyons, also across Little Colorado River Valley.

 
 

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Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-5200, USA.
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