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MEXICAN RED PAINTED - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
MEXICAN RED PAINTED
Category:
UNGLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE
Production Origin:
MEXICO
Production Date Range:
1550-1750
Defining Attributes:
Buff or reddish sand-tempered paste.

Thin, wheel thrown vessels.

Smoothed surface covered with red pigment burnishing or painting.

Molded and relief designs are sometimes present.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
JAR
PLATO
SAUCER
Comments:
Mexican Red Painted Ware’s name derives from the original type definition by Hale Smith, who named it because it appears similar to Aztec redwares. Unglazed, wheel-thrown, red painted or red burnished earthenware vessels, however, were probably made in a variety of American ceramic production centers, including Mexico.
Published Definitions:
Smith 1949; Deagan 2002:43-44