University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 26752
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: from tomb
Date Made: 600-1000
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 1000
Iconography:Cat Head
Height: 13.7cm
Width: 16.3cm
Depth: 15.5cm
Thickness: 0.48cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number3199 - Field No SF


Globular in form of cat's head, eyes are deep set

Wide mouthed vessel with an effigy-zoomorphic body, no neck/collar, rounded rim, no handles, and a flat base. The vessel is shaped like a head with depressed half circle eyes, a raised nose, and ears. The vessel is painted white with black lines delineating the eyes and mouth. The mouth is also painted red and white. 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: "3199."

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