University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 27115
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Face
Hand
Height: 17.1cm
Width: 16.4cm
Thickness: 0.62cm
Outside Diameter:13.5cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number1815 - Field No SF

Description

Pottery: painted red black and white. Annular base, depressed body, neck with everted lip; two vertical loop handles. modeled face in relief on lower neck; hand in relief on body.

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a globular body, effigy-anthropomorphic neck, rounded rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a ring base/foot base. The vessel has a molded face on the neck with modeled and incised details including ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. There are modeled arms in relief on the body. The vessel is painted with zigzags around the body in red, white, and gray? The details of the face are also painted in red, white, and gray. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. 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: "1815."


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