Ancestral Pueblo: Greater Upper Rio Grande ValleySouthern Rio GrandeMiddle Rio GrandeNortheast Keres District Polychrome WareSanto Domingo Polychrome

Type Name: Santo Domingo Polychrome

Period: 1900 A.D. - 0 now
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Greater Upper Rio Grande Valley
Branch: Southern Rio Grande
Tradition: Middle Rio Grande
Ware: Northeast Keres District Polychrome Ware

First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2014

Santo Domingo Polychrome was described and illustrated by Chapman (1936; 1938). The exposed area along the base was seldom polished, and after 1900 and after A.D. 1900 a new red slip was adopted (Batkin 1987). This type is dominated by jars, and is largely represented by forms that tend to be more upright and less gobular than those noted for Kiua Polychrome (Harlow 1973).Bowls when present ten to be steep and decorated on exterior only. Decorations are applied in organic paint, and are less formal than earlier forms. Designs are limited to a single wide line and segmented panels are absent. Designs may include naturalistic elements such as birds and foliage. Red slip also began to be incorporated into the design

Batkin, Jonathan
1987 Pottery of the Pueblos of New Mexico, 1700 to 1900. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs.

Chapman, Kenneth

1936 The Pottery of Santo Domingo Pueblo, Laboratory of Anthropology Memoir I, Santa Fe.

1938 The Pueblo Indian Pottery of the Post Spanish Period, General Series Bulletin No. 4, Laboratory of Anthropology of Anthropology, Santa Fe.

Brody J. J.
2008 The Anomalous Painted Pottery of Santo Domingo and Cochiti Pueblos: A Brief History. A River Apart; The of Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblo, by . K. Verzuh. Pp 61-76. Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe.

Harlow, Francis H.

1973 Matte Paint Pottery of the Tewa, Keres, and Zuni Pueblos. Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe.

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