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Effigy Vessel

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Object Number:
26920
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area:
Andean
Section:
American
Materials:
Ceramic
Clay
Pigment
Iconography:
Bird
Description:
Representing a bird. Round bottom, depressed body; neck and loop handle missing. Pouched neck, head and tail in relief, white spotted.

Narrow necked whistling vessel with an effigy-zoomorphic body, missing neck, missing rim, 1 strap handle extending from the neck to the body, and a rounded base. The vessel is shaped like a bird and is painted with spots and lines representing the pattern on the bird. There is also a bird shaped whistle on one side. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. 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: "1809."
Height:
12.2cm
Length:
15.5cm
Width:
11.6cm
Thickness:
0.6cm
Credit Line:
William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst
Other Number:
1809   -   Field No SF

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