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Historic Tesuque Pueblo Black on Red Jar with Avanyu - C3924L

Category: Pottery | Posted by Adobe Gallery Team Member | Fri, Aug 18th 2017, 3:12pm

Tesuque Pueblo Pottery - C3924LIt is often difficult to distinguish historic pottery made at San Ildefonso from that made at Tesuque Pueblo.  Both pueblos traditionally produced Black-on-red pottery like this jar and it has always been similar.  Sometimes, the distinguishing factor is the natural tan underbody of the jar.  Neither pueblo applied a slip to the underbody, but only stone polished it.  The underbody is sometimes bumpy on Tesuque wares and smoother on San Ildefonso wares, however, that may not always be a determining factor.

Tesuque Black-on-red pottery is fashioned in the same manner as Polychrome pottery. Clay, temper, paste, and construction do not differ. The difference arises when a red slip is wiped on the vessel in lieu of a cream slip.


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