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Effigy Vessel

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Object Number:
26904
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area:
Andean
Section:
American
Materials:
Ceramic
Clay
Pigment
Technique:
Painted
Iconography:
Seated Figure
Description:
Painted representing a seated figure with hands on knee (arms in full relief) wearing necklace and headband

Face-neck wide mouthed vessel with an effigy-anthropomorphic body, effigy-anthropomorphic collar, missing rim, no handles, and a flat base. The vessel is shaped like a seated human figure with headdress/hat, ear spools, and arms resting on his knees. The features of the figure are painted in white, black, red, and green (?) including the hat, ear spools, and necklace. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. 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: "1794."
Height:
22cm
Width:
16.6cm
Depth:
17.4cm
Thickness:
0.77cm
Credit Line:
William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst
Other Number:
1794   -   Field No SF

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