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ROMITA SGRAFFITO - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
ROMITA SGRAFFITO
Category:
SLIPWARE
Production Origin:
MEXICO
Production Date Range:
1500-1600
Defining Attributes:
Hard, compact orange to reddish-brown paste

Surface is covered with an off-white to greenish-white slip covered in a thin, transparent lead glaze

Designs are etched into the slip and frequently painted with green or yellow

Decorative motifs on body include floral, anthropomorphic, zoomorphic, and flag designs

Rims often banded with corn, chain, curve, or geometric designs.

Vessel Forms:
BASIN
BOWL
PLATE
Comments:
Lister and Lister (1982) classify Romita Plain as an Indigena ware. It is believed that this type is of Native American manufacture, but copying European forms. Romita Sgraffito production may have extended beyond the 16th century.
Published Definitions:
Lister and Lister 1982