The Pottery of Santo Domingo Pueblo: A Detailed Study of its Decoration

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Author: Chapman, Kenneth Michael (1875-1968) signed from the library of R Gwinn Vivian

Year: 1936

Publisher: Laboratory of Anthropology

Place: Santa Fe


xiv+192 pages with frontispiece, 75 plates, 34 figures and bibliography. Quarto (11 1/2" x 8 3/4") bound in original publisher's stiff wrappers. Errata laid in. Signed by author. From the library Dr R Gwinn Vivian. Memoirs of the Laboratory of Anthropology, volume 1. First edition.

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

R Gwinn Vivian is a former Curator of Archaeology at the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson. He has carried out research in Chaco Canyon for more than forty years. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of New Mexico and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Arizona.


Vivian's stamp to front wrapper, Chapman's signature on title else a very good to fine copy.

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