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Effigy Vessel

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Object Number:
26925
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area:
Andean
Section:
American
Materials:
Ceramic
Clay
Pigment
Technique:
Painted
Iconography:
Animal Head
Llama?
Description:
Red ware. Body shaped as the head on an animal, probable a Llama; wide jar neck on top. Painted with red band

Wide mouthed vessel with an effigy-zoomorphic body, bulging collar, rounded rim, no handles, and a flat base. The vessel is shaped like an animal head (Llama?) with nose, ears, and eyes. The vessel is painted delineating the features of the animal head. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "1805."
Height:
19.9cm
Length:
20cm
Width:
16.9cm
Thickness:
0.54cm
Credit Line:
William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst
Other Number:
1805   -   Field No SF

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