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Effigy Vessel

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Object Number:
26885
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Late Pre-Inca
Provenience:
Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area:
Andean
Section:
American
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Painted
Iconography:
Parrot
Description:
Pottery. Flat based, globular bottle connected with vessel in parrot form by arched bridge handle. Painted red-white-black in zig-zag design.

Narrow necked whistling vessel with a double chambered zoomorphic body, tapered neck, missing rim, 1 bridge handle extending between the necks, and a flat base. One of the vessel chambers is shaped like a bird with open beak revealing the whistle mechanism inside. The features of the bird are painted in red, orange, white, and black. There are geometric designs painted on the rest of the vessel in orange, red, white, and black. 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: "1592."
Height:
14.1cm
Length:
19cm
Width:
9.1cm
Thickness:
0.3cm
Credit Line:
William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst
Other Number:
1592   -   Field No SF

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