Image of Rare example of Rockport Polychrome pottery.
Rare example of Rockport Polychrome pottery from the Kirchmeyer site (41NU11) on Oso Bay about 60 miles south of Guadalupe Bay. The lower portion of this small jar is covered with asphaltum paint as is a fine solid line accentuating the lip. Just below the asphaltum-painted rim is a band of “fugitive red,” probably traces of a thin ochre pigment paint. This decorative technique may have been inspired by Huasteca pottery along the Gulf coast of southern Tamuliapas, Mexico. TARL Collections, drawing adapted from Calhoun 1964.
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