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Jar

Object Number:27262
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Technique:Engraved
Incised
Height: 31 cm
Width: 31.5 cm
Thickness: 0.59 cm
Outside Diameter:26.1 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:1891 - Field No SF

Description

Tapering body, bulging neck with everted lip; two vertical loop handles on body. Engraved. neck decorated with incised lines and punctuates rows; punctuate and line design on neck.

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an ovate body, bulging neck, missing rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a rounded base. The vessel has a modeled face added to the neck including double lobed ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. There are incised lines and punctate dots in geometric designs around the neck. There appears to be a smoothed finish on the exterior and a smoothed finish on the interior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. Fireclouding is present on the body. Evidence of usewear includes black staining on the interior. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "1891."

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