Ceramic: Gallup Black-on-white with pseudo cloisonne design, shouldered jar, AZRU-00008/5020
Creator(s): Lori Reed
Gallup Black-on-white, shouldered jar (fragmentary), with pseudo cloisonne polychrome design painted over original black-on-white design, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #5020, Morris FS 5553. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Medium multi-lithic sand and minor trachyte temper suggests the bowl was manufactured in the Chaco Cibola region. The two fragments represent less than 10% of vessel. Measurements: 23 cm orifice diameter (estimate); height unknown. Image AZRU8-5020 A: 2 fragments of a Gallup Black-on-white jar with black and red painted design over original hachured design. Image AZRU8-5020 detail 3: closeup of design. Image AZRU8-5020 detail 4: smaller fragment showing hachured design under polychrome coating. Image AZRU8-5020 detail 5: closeup of larger sherd showing polychrome coating and design. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Room 193, Aztec West Ruin. For Room 193 Morris described “refuse that had been deposited on the second floor, including fragments of a considerable number of very fine medium-sized water jars and mugs that were shattered, possibly intentionally, judging from their number and the fact that they were practically new and of the same potter. Another atypical Chaco water jar had the entire surface completely hidden by a coat of lacquer bearing an elaborate design in yellow, red, and black” (Morris 1928:362).
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: Gallup Black-on-white with pseudo cloisonne design, shouldered jar, AZRU-00008/5020. Lori Reed. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374162) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8NG4PJK
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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