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Zia pueblo

Zia pueblo
3 0 c m
actual image size: 30cm x 22cm


View of multi-storeyed buildings surrounding the main plaza of Zia pueblo, with people standing or resting in and around the square. According to James Stevenson's original note for this photograph (prepared circa 1885), the 'village is now almost in ruins. It is constructed of small lava rocks laid in mortar, the houses sometimes reaching a height of three stor[ey]s. [...] This village, unlike its neighbour, Santa Ana, is situated on the edge of a high rocky mesa and is not liable to sand burial.' The rocks and branch in the foreground of the photograph remain from an earlier structure which was not rebuilt.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
United States of America
New Mexico; Zia
Cultural Group
SW Pueblo Keresan
John (Johannes) Karl Hillers

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