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Vessel Fragment

Object Number:32518
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Late Ancon II
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I, Oldest Part
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: From the loosened soil
Date Made: 600-1000
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 1000
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Red Ware
Iconography:Human Face
Height: 10.9 cm
Length: 16.5 cm
Width: 19 cm
Thickness: 0.66 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:1086A - Field No SF

Description

Human face with disc ear ornaments in relief at base of neck

Fragment. The vessel has a modeled face added to the neck including eyes, ear spools, a nose, and mouth. The neck is painted with the features of the face in red, white, and black. The shoulder is painted with a geometric design in white and black. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. The catalogue number is written on the bottom side. Black ink on the bottom side of the fragment reads:"1086a."

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