University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:26878
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Iconography:Head
Height: 16.6 cm
Length: 25.9 cm
Width: 12.5 cm
Thickness: 0.62 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2703 - Field No SF

Description

Whistling Double Vessel. Black; flat bases; tapering neck, whistling jar surmounted by head, hands in relief on body Narrow necked jug with a double-chambered globular body, tapered neck, missing rim, 1 bridge handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. There is a molded/modeled face on top of the chamber opposite the neck. There are two small hands projecting from the body below. 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. 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: "2703."


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