University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 31881
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 16.1cm
Width: 16cm
Thickness: 0.47cm
Outside Diameter:13.4cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number2803 - Field No SF

Description

Black jug melon shaped, expanding neck, vertical ring handle on upper body

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a globular body, flaring neck, rounded rim, 1 strap handle on the body, and a flat base. The body has wide incised lines running vertically, representing the shape of a lobed fruit. There is also a band around the join of the neck to the body with an incised geometric design. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere as the surface is black and the interior is gray in color. Evidence of usewear includes surface attrition on the bottom/base. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink. Traces of black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2803."


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