University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 26749
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Beneath The Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Face
Height: 9.8cm
Width: 10.5cm
Thickness: 0.5cm
Outside Diameter:9.4cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number3183 - Field No SF

Description

Flat base, flaring neck, with painted face on body, ears and nose in relief, red white and black

Wide mouthed vessel with a globular body, flaring collar, rounded rim, no handles, and a flat base. The vessel has a face on the body including a hook nose, and ears. The eyes are painted on in white and black while the body of the vessel is painted red. There is also a white cross on the collar outlined in black and two rectangles below the nose in white outlined in black as well. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior and a smoothed finish on the interior. 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: "3183."


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