|Type Name:||MEXICAN RED PAINTED|
|Type Index:||UNGLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE|
Buff or reddish sand-tempered paste.
Thin, wheel thrown vessels.
Smoothed surface covered with red pigment burnishing or painting.
Molded and relief designs are sometimes present.
|Comments:||Mexican Red Painted Ware’s name derives from the original type definition by Hale Smith, who named it because it appears similar to Aztec redwares. Unglazed, wheel-thrown, red painted or red burnished earthenware vessels, however, were probably made in a variety of American ceramic production centers, including Mexico.|
|Published Definitions:||Smith 1949; Deagan 2002:43-44|