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Bottle

Object Number:31012
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: first terrace, Southern front
Date Made: late 15th century
Early Date: 1460
Late Date: 1500
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 35 cm
Width: 28.6 cm
Thickness: 0.7 cm
Outside Diameter:23.3 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

Description

Narrow-necked jar/bottle (arĂ­balo, aryballos) with an ovate body, hyperboloid neck, outward sloping rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a conical (aribaloid) base. The vessel is painted red/orange on the body with a white neck. The interior of the rim is painted red and there is a pinnate design painted on the front of the body in white, black, and red. 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. Fireclouding is present on the body. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2311."

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