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Ceramic: Mancos Black-on-white (Sosi style), effigy vessel, AZRU-00001/802

Creator(s): Lori Reed

Year: 2006

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Summary

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





Keywords


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1110 to 1140 (Late Chacoan)

Calendar Date: 1140 to 1280 (Post-Chacoan)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.038; min lat: 36.803 ; max long: -107.955; max lat: 36.861 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Gary Brown

Contributor(s): Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, NM ; Lori Reed ; Aztec Ruins National Monument

Principal Investigator(s): Lori Reed

Repository(s): American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY


Notes

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.


Source Collections

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

File Information

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