Ceramic: Escavada Black-on-white, frog effigy (fragment), AZRU-00008/5023
Creator(s): Lori Reed
Escavada Black-on-white, probable frog effigy vessel (fragment), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #5023, Morris FS 4220. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Sand/sherd temper and bright white washy slip suggests the bowl was manufactured in the Chaco Cibola region. Fragments represent less than 20% of vessel. Image AZRU8-5223 A: fragment of head and face showing washy white slip and painted design. Single dot is the eye which is painted over a slight protrusion representing the eyeball of the effigy. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Room 109, lower level, Aztec West Ruin. Room 109 was described as having “two floor levels, one, 1 foot 8 inches below the other. Refuse of Chaco age filled the space between the floors…Continuing from the upper floor to the surface of the mound, the fill was of refuse containing Mesa Verde wares…All four walls are of stick and mud construction and constitute the best example of this type of wall thus far found…In the south wall, 7 feet from the west end, was a thimble-shaped hole, 3 inches deep and the same in diameter, which was plugged with clay” (Morris 1928:286). Reference: Earl Morris, 1928, Notes on Excavations in the Aztec Ruin, Volume XXVI, Part V, Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, New York.
Cite this Record
Ceramic: Escavada Black-on-white, frog effigy (fragment), AZRU-00008/5023. Lori Reed. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374125) ; doi:10.6067/XCV898861K
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
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