Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)Central AnasaziSouthern CibolaZuni-Acoma Glaze WarePinnawa Glaze-on-white

Type Name: Pinnawa Glaze-on-white

Period: 1350 A.D. - 1450 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)
Branch: Central Anasazi
Tradition: Southern Cibola
Ware: Zuni-Acoma Glaze Ware


First posted by Dean Wilson 2014

Pinnawa Glaze on white was defined by Colton and Hargrave (1937). This type was produced in the Zuni area from the middle fourteenth to middle fifteenth century. Pinnawa Glaze-on-white includes glaze ware is characterized by Zuni glaze ware forms covered with white, cream to yellow slip (Dittert and Plog 1980; Lammon and Harlow 2008; Woodbury and Woodbury 1966). Pottery assigned to Pinnawa Glaze-on-white may be similar to some forms from the Acoma region assigned to Alpha and Beta Polychrome which seem to have a whiter paste (Lammon and Harlow 2013).

Temper consists of fine gray to white fragments that may represent crushed sherd and paste ranges from light gray tan to pink. Designs consist of isolated elements such as paired stepped triangles, scrolls, or a stepped line on the bowl exterior. Exterior designs may also consist of isolated of a rectilinear meander of horizontal parallel lines. Interiors were often covered with a broad band of stepped triangles, oblique panels, interlocking scrolls, or checkerboard motifs with dots. Designs are sometimes oriented in a sectioned layout with alternating decorated and undecorated areas. Other motifs included stylized birds at the apices of triangles. Similar designs occurred on bands along the exteriors of jars.

References:
Dittert, Alfred E, and Fred Plog
1980 Generations in Clay; Pueblo Pottery of the American Southwest. Northland Press, Flagstaff.

Lammon, Dwight P. and Francis H. Harlow

2008 The Pottery of Zuni Pueblo. Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe.

2013 The Pottery of Acoma Pueblo. Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe.

Woodbury, Richard, and Nathalie F.S. Woodbury
1966 Appendix II: Decorated Pottery of the Zuni Area. In The Excavations of Hawikuh by Fredrick Webb Hodge: Report o the Hedricks-Hodge Expedition 1917-1923, edited by W Smith, R. B. Woodbury, and N.F. S. Woodbury, pp. 302-336. Contributions from the Museum of American Indian Heye Foundation Vol, 20. New York.




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Pinnawa Glaze-on-white bowl sherds (interior surface)

Pinnawa Glaze-on-white bowl sherds (exterior surface)

Pinnawa Glaze-on-white bowl sherds

Pinnawa Glaze-on-white bowl sherd

Pinnawa Glaze-on-white bowl sherds

Pinnawa Glaze-on-white bowl sherds