TYPE: Villa Ahumada Polychrome

DATE:  A.D. 1250 to 1660 (Rakita and Raymond, 2003;160)

COMMON DESIGNS: Usually simple, blocky designs with opposed red and black motifs, however some designs are fine and elaborate, possibly on later examples.

COMMON BACKGROUND COLOR(S): White.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Red and black designs on an all white slip, often bottoms non-slipped, occasionally rims not slipped.

VARIETIES:

All-over White Slipped

Non-slipped Bottom

Red-slipped Bottom

Textured and/or unslipped rim

 

 

1Y Villa Ahumada Polychrome Human Hooded Effigy Vessel. "The Talker".

Approximate Dimensions: 8" by 7"

 

2N Villa Ahumada Polychrome Human Foot Effigy Vessel.

This vessel has a red slipped bottom.

 

  

3N Villa Ahumada Polychrome Strap Handled Vessel or Basket Form.

 

 

4N Villa Ahumada Polychrome Human Hooded Effigy Vessel with fine designs.

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5Y Villa Ahumada Polychrome Dog, Coyote, or Wolf Effigy Vessel.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/8" by 5 1/4" by 4 3/8"

 

 

6N Villa Ahumada Polychrome Bowl with a Red Slipped Interior Rim Band

 

 

 

 

7Y Villa Ahumada Polychrome "Jar-on-a-Jar" Pitcher

Approximate Dimensions: 8" by 5 1/2"

 

 

 

8N Villa Ahumada Polychrome Double Ram Effigy Olla

 

9N Villa Ahumada Polychrome Jar with an unslipped rim, possibly indicating an early example.

 

 

10N  Casas Grandes Villa Ahumada Polychrome Jar

 

11N  Casas Grandes Villa Ahumada Polychrome Jar with Appliqued Snake Effigy.

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

 

12N  Casas Grandes Villa Ahumada Polychrome Double Mearns Quail Effigy Vessel.

Approximate Dimensions: 5 7/8 " by 3 1/2 "

 

 

 

13N  Casas Grandes Villa Ahumada Polychrome Strap Handled Vessel or Basket Form

with Bighorn Sheep Rams.

Approximate Dimensions: 6 7/8" by 6 1/2"

  

 

14N  Casas Grandes Villa Ahumada Polychrome Double Fish Effigy Vessel

Approximate Dimensions: 10 1/2" by 6 3/4"

 

 

15N  Casas Grandes Villa Ahumada Polychrome Horned Toad Effigy Vessel

Approximate Dimensions: 10 5/8" by 7 1/4"

 

 

 

16Y  Casas Grandes Villa Ahumada Polychrome Jar.

The rim on this jar is textured and was not slipped (four colors).

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

 

 

17Y Villa Ahumada Polychrome Olla

Approximate Dimensions: 9 1/2" by 6 1/2"

 

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18N Villa Ahumada Polychrome with Parrot Heads.

Approximate Dimensions: 9 1/8" by 7 1/4"

 

19Y Villa Ahumada Polychrome Bowl with primary interior design and secondary exterior design.

Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/4" by 2 7/8"

 

  

 

20Y Villa Ahumada Polychrome Turtle Effigy (head, tail, and limbs missing).

Approximate Dimensions: 4" by 2 3/4"

 

 

21Y Villa Ahumada Polychrome Feline Effigy Jar.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/2" by 5 3/4"

 

 

22N Villa Ahumada Polychrome Jar with a painted Human Dancer and Ram or Parrot Head Motifs. The Dancer appears joyful, smiling with arms and legs flying about.

Approximate Dimensions: 9" by 8 3/4"

 

 

 

23N Villa Ahumada Polychrome Hooded Effigy of a Human Sacrificed. This vessel portrays a human sacrifice with its eyes closed implying death and the emergence or birth of an

underworld being with its eyes open.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/2" by 6 1/2"

 

 

 

24Y Villa Ahumada Polychrome Fish Effigy with suspension lugs.

Approximate Dimensions: 10" by 6 3/8" by 5 5/8"

 

 

25N Villa Ahumada Polychrome Double Marriage Pot.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 3/8" by 7 1/8"

 

 

26N Villa Ahumada Polychrome Double Ram Effigy Vessel.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/2" by 5"

 

 

 

27Y Villa Ahumada Polychrome Square Vessel.

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/8" by 3 1/8"

 

28N Villa Ahumada Polychrome Squash Effigy Vessel.

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

 

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