Ceramic: Mancos Black-on-white (Sosi style), effigy vessel, AZRU-00001/802
Creator(s): Lori Reed
Mancos Black-on-white (Sosi style), animal effigy vessel, Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #802, Morris FS 4305. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Temper is diorite porphyry, sherd, and sand indicating production in the central Mesa Verde region. Vessel was probably a pitcher with an animal head at the orifice. Base of body has four stubs where legs were attached. Vessel is missing head, legs, and tail. About 90% of original vessel is present; 7% is a reconstruction with unknown plaster material, remaining 3% is the missing head, legs, and tail. Measurements: 2.3 cm orifice diameter (based on broken neck/head), 10.5 cm height from base to broken head/handle. Image AZRU1-802 A: posterior view showing broken tail. Image AZRU1-802 B: right side view of vessel body showing design. Image AZRU1-802 C: anterior view showing broken head at orifice. Image AZRU1-802 D: oblique angle top view showing orifice, missing head, and handle design. 60% of handle is reconstruction. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva Q, Aztec West Ruin. Morris (1924:257) mentions Kiva Q as a comparison to kivas in the West Ruin Annex: "Kiva A.2 is of a different type, but from its similarity to
Kiva Q in the main ruin, which is of known Chaco age, it must be considered
contemporaneous with Kiva A.1." No other published description of Kiva Q is available. Reference: Earl Morris, 1924, Burials in the Aztec Ruin, Volume XXVI, Part III, Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, New York.
Cite this Record
Ceramic: Mancos Black-on-white (Sosi style), effigy vessel, AZRU-00001/802. Lori Reed. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374099) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8DZ078H
Aztec Ruins, West Ruin
Late Chacoan - Post Chacoan Period
Calendar Date: 1110 to 1140 (Late Chacoan)
Calendar Date: 1140 to 1280 (Post-Chacoan)
min long: -108.038; min lat: 36.803 ; max long: -107.955; max lat: 36.861 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Gary Brown
Principal Investigator(s): Lori Reed
Repository(s): American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY
Rights & Attribution: Artifact was collected from Aztec West Ruin excavations by Earl Morris between 1916 and 1922. Morris' excavations were sponsored and funded by the American Museum of Natural History, New York.
Rights & Attribution: High resolution images of the item are archived and available to researchers through the National Park Service, Aztec Ruins National Monument.
Rights & Attribution: Publication or use of the image is restricted; permission may be obtained through consultation with American Museum of Natural History and Aztec Ruins National Monument.
|Original Item: Property of American Museum of Natural History, New York.|
|Image: NPS, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico|
|Original Item: Housed at Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico|
Related Comparative Collections
|Aztec Ruins Collections housed at Hibben Center, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque|
|Aztec Ruins Collections housed at American Museum of Natural History, New York|
|Aztec Ruins Collections housed at Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico|