#139, Style III Bowl from McSherry

Part of the Mimbres Pottery Images Digital Database (MimPIDD) (DRAFT) project

Year: 2012


This Bowl is an example of Style III from the McSherry site (also known as McSherry ruin). The McSherry site is located near the NAN Ranch ruin in the middle Mimbres River Valley, Grants County, New Mexico. McSherry has at least two Classic Mimbres (ca. A.D. 1000-1130) roomblocks, which were badly damaged by looters. It also has an adjacent Black Mountain phase (ca. A.D. 1200-1300) pueblo, and ceramics suggest the presence of an earlier Pithouse period occupation. Dr. Harry Shafer conducted preliminary excavations at McSherry in 1981 and undertook subsequent surface collections. Artifacts from Shafer?s excavation are curated by the Western New Mexico State University.

Cite this Record

#139, Style III Bowl from McSherry. 2012 ( tDAR id: 381944) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8SB45J6

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Dataset Search


Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name
McSherry Ruin

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.865; min lat: 32.618 ; max long: -107.84; max lat: 32.663 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Michelle Hegmon; Steven A. Leblanc

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

#MimPIDD ID: 139

Confidence: Likely authentic - public

Owner: Arizona State Museum

Museum Number: GP4886 (also 26527X6)

Site Name: McSherry (LA15050)

Vessel Form: Bowl

Condition: Reconstructed

Wear: Heavy

Kill Hole: Present

Kill Hole Form: In-out

Rim Diameter: 20

Height: 7

Color Scheme: Polychrome

Temporal Style: Style III

Temporal Style Basis: thin frame hachure, polychrome

Design Class: Figurative

Layout: Central figure

Layout Detail: Central figure

Figurative General: Mammal

Figurative Specific: Rodent indeterminate

Wide Rim Bands: Pendant band

Publication: Illustrated by Jerry Brody (1977:Fig. 124).

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