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Flask

Object Number:31817
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 20.2 cm
Width: 12.7 cm
Depth: 8.7 cm
Thickness: 0.4 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:3112 - Field No SF

Description

Flat black bottle with face and impressed textile ornaments, handle at back

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jug with a lentoid body, effigy-anthropomorphic neck, rounded rim, 1 strap handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. The vessel has a mold formed figure on the neck including headdress, eyes, nose, mouth, and necklace. The vessel has a raised geometric pattern on each side of the body. On one side of the body there is a triangle and dot design and on the other side is an 8-sided star with raised dots around it. There appears to be a smoothed finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere with localized oxidation as the ceramic paste is gray and orange in color. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "3112."

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