TYPE: Salt Red Smudged

AKA: Salt Smudged


DATE: A.D. 1300 - 1450 (Wallace 1995;465)


KEY DIFFERENCES:
Salt red with blackened/smudged black interiors

COMMENTS: Personally, this author feels that the four types: Salt Red, Salt Red Smudged, Gila Red and Gila Red Smudged, should only be two types: Salt Red and Gila Red. Salt and Gila Reds (that are not smudged from the Salt and Gila River areas) may be rare in the Classic Period. When talking about Salt Red and Gila Red in the Classic Period, Haury stated: "Smudged vessels outnumber the unsmudged by a large ratio at all times". (Haury, 1945;81). One must also consider the possibility that a number of smudged vessels went thru an intentional or accidental secondary firing and became unsmudged. Truly intentional unsmudged Gila Red and Salt Red in the Classic Period from the Salt and Gila River areas may be rare indeed. Personally, this author feels that smudged and unsmudged Gila and Salt Reds should simply be varieties of the two types.  It should be noted that Salt Red Perry Mesa Variety and Verde Variety are commonly not smudged (Wood, 1987;32).

Close-up of Bowl Exterior.

 

1N Hohokam Salt Red Smudged Shouldered Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 9" or 23cm by 5" or 13cm.

 

 

 

2N Hohokam Salt Red Smudged Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 8" by 5"

 

 

  

3N Hohokam Salt Red Smudged Square Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/8" by 3 3/4" by 2 3/8"

 

4Y Hohokam Salt Red Smudged Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/2" by 6 1/4"

 

 

5Y Hohokam Salt Red Smudged Shouldered Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 8" by 4 1/4"

 

 

6N Hohokam Salt Red Smudged Shouldered Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/2" by 3"

 

 

7Y Hohokam Salt Red Smudged Shouldered Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 10" by 5"

 

8Y Hohokam Salt Red Smudged Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 9" by 8"

 

 

9N Hohokam Salt Red Smudged Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/4" by 6 1/4"

 

10Y Hohokam Salt Red Smudged Squash Effigy Vessel

Approximate Dimensions: 7" by 6 3/8"

11N Hohokam Salt Red Smudged Tuzigoot Variety Eccentric Vessel

Approximate Dimensions: 10 1/2" by 4 1/2" by 3 1/2"

12Y Hohokam Salt Red Smudged Corn Effigy Vessel

Approximate Dimensions: 7 5/8" by 5" by 4 3/8"

 

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