University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 31886
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 11.6cm
Width: 10.1cm
Thickness: 0.3cm
Outside Diameter:8.8cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number2807 - Field No SF

Description

Globular body, slightly flaring neck, one horizontal loop handle on body, small plain black jug, handle crosswise

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a globular body, cylindrical neck, rounded rim, 1 horizontal strap handle on the body, and a flat base. There are no molded/modeled additions and no decoration. 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: "2807."


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