University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 26709
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Wari (Culture)
Provenience: Peru
Gravefield I, Oldest Part
Culture Area: Andean
Date Made: 700-800 AD
Early Date: 700
Late Date: 800
Iconography:Pachacamac Griffin
Height: 18.1cm
Width: 17.1cm
Thickness: 0.32cm
Outside Diameter:15.3cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number802 - Field No SF


One spout and bridge. Pachacamac Griffin figure which represents more than one animal (puma, jaguar, bird, fish, more?); Atarco Style

Narrow necked jug with a globular body, tapered neck, missing rim, 1 hollow handle from the neck to the body, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. There is a hole in the handle, possibly a whistle. The vessel is slipped and painted with two Pachacamac griffins in red, purple, green, cream, black, and white. 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: "802."

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