RIO GRANDE WHITEWARE
TYPE: Socorro Black-on-White
DATE: A.D. 950 to 1300 (Oppelt, 2008;46)
BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Primary interior designs.
COMMON DESIGNS: Designs became more complex with large solid motifs and opposed hatched motifs. The hatched motifs used thin linework. Some vessels had only solid motifs and some had only hatched motifs. Designs were usually in a band layout. Other elements were checkerboards, solid triangles with pendant short lines, dotted lines. Open handled ladles or "half gourd" ladles often had designs pendant from the rim with alot of open space in the bottom.
KEY DIFFERENCES: No Slip. Mineral paint, often a matte to shiny black glaze on later examples dating to A.D. 1250 or later (Dittert Jr, and Plog, 1991;138)
SLIP OR SURFACE TREATMENT: Usually no slip, highly polished.
OTHER COMMON TYPES WITH SIMILAR DESIGN STYLES:
Cibola White Ware: Puerco Black-on-White
Cibola White Ware: Reserve Black-on-White
Cibola White Ware: Tularosa Black-on-White
Cibola White Ware: Pinedale Black-on-White
1N Anasazi Socorro Black-on-White Ladle
2N Anasazi Socorro Black-on-White Olla
Approximate Dimensions: 15 1/2 " by 13 7/4"
3N Anasazi Socorro Black-on-White Olla
Approximate Dimensions: 12 1/2 " by 14 3/4"
4N Anasazi Socorro Black-on-White Olla
Approximate Dimensions: 13 1/2 " by 14 "
5N Anasazi Socorro Black-on-White Olla
6N Anasazi Socorro Black-on-White Pitcher
7Y Anasazi Socorro Black-on-White Pitcher
Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/4" by 6 1/8"
8Y Anasazi Socorro Black-on-White "Marriage" Vessel
Approximate Dimensions: 6" by 4" by 3 1/8"
9N Anasazi Socorro Black-on-White Ladle
Approximate Dimensions: 4 1/2" by 2 1/4" by 1 1/8"
10N Anasazi Socorro Black-on-White Bowl
Approximate Dimensions: 10 5/8" by 4 3/4"
11Y Anasazi Socorro Black-on-White "Half Gourd" Ladle
Approximate Dimensions: 10 3/4" by5 3/8"
12Y Anasazi Socorro Black-on-White Pitcher with Snake Handle
Approximate Dimensions: 4 3/8" by 3 3/4"
13N Anasazi Socorro Black-on-White Pitcher with Snake
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