Ceramic: Aztec Black, bowl, AZRU1-851
Creator(s): Lori Reed
Aztec Black, bowl, Accession AZRU-00001 Catalog #851. Morris FS 5477. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper is granular igneous rock suggesting manufacture at Aztec Ruin. Vessel is 98% complete with about 2 percent filled in with unknown plaster material. Measurements: 19.5 cm orifice diameter, 10.5 cm height. Image AZRU1-851 A: side view showing bowl shape and exterior band of corrugations. Image AZRU1-851 B: side view showing bowl shape. Image AZRU1-851 C: side view showing bowl shape. Image AZRU1-851 D: exterior base view. Image AZRU1-851 E: exterior base view. Image AZRU1-851 F: interior view showing polished smudged surface. Image AZRU1-851 G: interior view (white background). Image AZRU1-851 H: exterior base view (white background). Image AZRU1-851 I: side and base view showing shape of bowl (white background). Image AZRU1-851 J: side view (white background). Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Room 193, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 193 at the time of excavation is as follows. “….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: Aztec Black, bowl, AZRU1-851. Lori Reed. 2011. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374651) ; doi:10.6067/XCV85B00NQ
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
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 Items: American Museum of Natural History, New York, and NPS, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico
Image: NPS, 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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