Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)Western AnasaziTusayan (Kayenta)Tsegi Orange WareTsegi Red-on-orange

Type Name: Tsegi Red-on-orange

Period: 1200 A.D. - 1300 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)
Branch: Western Anasazi
Tradition: Tusayan (Kayenta)
Ware: Tsegi Orange Ware

First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2012

Tsegi Red-on-orange was defined by Colton and Hargrave (1937). This type is represented solely by bowls with orange unslipped interiors. Tsegi Red-on-orange appears to have been produced from about A.D. 1200 to 1300.

Paste in Tsegi Red-orange sherds is gray, light brown to brick-red and carbon streaks are fairly common. Temper usually consists of equal amounts of quartz sand and crushed sherd. Decorated surfaces are polished. Forms are almost always represented by bowls. Decorations are executed in a red paint. Decorations consist of broad red lines or stripes that encircle the interior. The exterior frequently has a red stripe encircling vessel.

Colton, Harold
1956 Pottery Types of the Southwest. Museum of Northern Arizona Ceramic Series No. 3, Flagstaff.

Colton, Harold S. and Lyndon L. Hargrave
1937 Handbook of Northern Arizona Pottery Wares. Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin No. 11, Flagstaff.

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