Color Designations for Inking Pottery

This guide indicates how to represent colors on polychrome ceramic vessels in black-and-white drawings. The chart is letter-sized (8½” × 11”) and laminated with durable plastic.

The hatching patterns follow the conventions used in the Maya area. They are based on Robert E. Smith 1955 (Uaxactun) and T. Patrick Culbert 1993 (Tikal) with the addition of blue, pink and green after Françoise Bagot 1997 (El dibujo arqueológico: La cerámica).


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