Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, mug, AZRU1-875
Creator(s): Lori Reed
Mesa Verde Black-on-white, mug, Accession AZRU-00001 Catalog #875. Morris FS 5161. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper is granular igneous rock suggesting manufacture at Aztec. Vessel is 100% complete with 20% reconstruction using unknown plaster material. Measurements: 7.4 cm diameter, 7.5 cm height. Image AZRU1-875 A: top view showing orifice and painted rim. Image AZRU1-875 B: top view showing orifice and painted rim. Image AZRU1-875 C: view of exterior base. Image AZRU1-875 D: side view showing design. Image AZRU1-875 E: side view showing design. Image AZRU1-875 F: side view showing design. Image AZRU1-875G: side view showing design. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Room A.15, Aztec West Ruin Annex. Earl Morris’ (1924: 235-236) description of the room is as follows: “Room A.15 was 6 feet 7 inches wide at the east end; 5 feet of the south wall and 8 feet of the north remained, but the balance of these and the entire west wall were destroyed beyond recognition. The floors of this room and A. 14 were at the same level. The walls had been tinted red. Against the center of the eastern wall was a masonry pilaster 2 feet long and 8 inches wide. Three grinding bins were set into the floor in a row extending from the south wall to within 1 foot 3 inches of the north…In the refuse westward of Room A.15 was a mug (Field No. 5161).”
Reference: Earl Morris, 1924, Burials in the Aztec Ruin and the Aztec Ruin Annex, Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History Vol. XXVI, Parts III and IV, American Museum of Natural History, New York.
Cite this Record
Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, mug, AZRU1-875. Lori Reed. 2011. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374655) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8JH3K2Q
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: 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.
Rights & Attribution: High resolution images of the item are archived and available to researchers through the National Park Service, 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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