#2711, Style III Effigy from Swarts

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

Year: 2012


This Effigy is an example of Style III from the Swarts Ruin site. Swarts ruin (sometimes known as Swartz ruin) is a Mimbres village in Grants County, southwestern New Mexico, excavated during the 1920s by H.S. and C.B. Cosgrove. The site dates from about A.D. 950 to 1175 and contained the relatively undisturbed remains of numerous pit houses and several Classic Mimbres roomblocks, as well as a large assemblage of ceramics, lithics, and faunal material. Sometime after the excavations, the site was leveled. Artifacts, photographs and field notes from the Cosgrove excavations are curated in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University. Swarts is described as an example Mimbres site in Brody?s books on Mimbres pottery (1977, 2002 http://library.lib.asu.edu/record=b4770839~S3). A comprehensive report on the site (Cosgrove and Cosgrove 1932) has recently been reprinted (http://library.lib.asu.edu/record=b4816690~S3).

Cite this Record

#2711, Style III Effigy from Swarts. 2012 ( tDAR id: 383137) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8NG4QJ2

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections


Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.861; min lat: 32.678 ; max long: -107.834; max lat: 32.714 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

mimpidd_id: 2711

tDAR_ID: 383137


owner: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Museum Number: 94933

Site Name: Swarts

Vessel Form: Effigy

condition: Reconstructed

Wear: Moderate

Kill Hole: Absent

Rim Diameter: 35

Height: 26

Max Diameter: na

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style III

Geometric General: Angular

Geometric Specific: Stepped fret

Exterior Design: Figurative, Geometric

Other Data: hole in the nose

Black/White Filename: 141000006

Black/White Directory: 14100

Color Filename: MA2711

Color Image Directory: MA2500

File Information

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141000006.tif 49.38mb Mar 1, 2013 10:10:31 PM Public
ma2711.tif 8.01mb Mar 1, 2013 10:10:36 PM Public