University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 31793
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Culture Area: Andean
Height: 21.5cm
Width: 11cm
Thickness: 0.45cm
Outside Diameter:10cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number2628 - Field No SF


Compound vessel; globular pot below upon which rests an animal with feet tied; cylindrical neck with everted lip. Broken red clay jug. Curved side handle with broken whistle

Narrow necked whistling vessel with a globular body, compound neck, flanged rim, 1 hollow handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. There is a modeled/molded animal on its side included as part of the neck. The vessel is painted with red and white thick lines and circles surrounding the neck and handle. There appears to be a smoothed finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere with localized reduction as the ceramic paste is orange and gray in color. There is compound fabrication with internal chambers that may allow whistling. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2628."

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