University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 31875
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 13cm
Length: 11.2cm
Width: 9cm
Thickness: 0.36cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number2804 - Field No SF

Description

Black jug, broken, disintegrated, monkey figure forming handle

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an effigy-fruit shaped body, missing neck, missing rim, 1 effigy-zoomorphic handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. The vessel is shaped like a melon with a monkey standing on the shoulder and holding the neck, serving as the handle. 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 in black ink on the interior. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2804."


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