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Effigy Bottle

Object Number:26908
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Pigment
Iconography:Seated Human
Height: 22.6 cm
Width: 16.1 cm
Depth: 12.5 cm
Thickness: 0.42 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:812 - Field No SF

Description

Bottle necked; two small vertical loop handles on sides. Seated human figure with elaborate spreding headdress, ear dices and collar.

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jug with an effigy-anthropomorphic body, effigy-anthropomorphic neck, missing rim, 4 lug handles on the neck and body, and a flat base. The vessel is shaped like a human figure with a hat/headdress, ear spools, eyes, nose, mouth, and chin. The vessel is slipped and painted in black, white, and red delineating the features of the seated figure. 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 object in black ink on the bottom of the base. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "812."

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