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Effigy Vessel

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Object Number:
26934
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area:
Andean
Locus:
with mummy, depth of 2.50 m.
Section:
American
Materials:
Ceramic
Earthenware
Ceramic
Iconography:
Monkey
Description:
Globular body, tapering neck; one loop handle shoulder to neck. Earthenware, with face on neck: a monkey with head in full and body in low relief, clings around neck of vessel

Narrow necked jug with a globular body, effigy-anthropomorphic neck, outward sloping rim, 1 strap handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. Possibly a whistling vessel. The vessel has a molded face on the neck, pressed into the mold from the interior. There is also a molded/modeled monkey represented clinging to the back of the figure. 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 and buff in color. Evidence of usewear includes surface attrition on the bottom/base. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink on the bottom of the base. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "258."
Height:
16.5cm
Width:
14.4cm
Thickness:
0.66cm
Outside Diamater:
12.2cm
Credit Line:
William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst
Other Number:
258   -   Field No SF

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