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Object Number:31816
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Fish
Height: 17 cm
Length: 12.1 cm
Width: 10.1 cm
Thickness: 0.35 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:3113 - Field No SF

Description

Flattened body; long cylindrical neck, black bottle with impressed ornaments pebbled and with two fishes in low relief. Flat curved handle connected with neck at the back

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a lentoid body, cylindrical neck, rounded rim, 1 strap handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. There is a raised protrusion on the body near the handle. There is raised mold-formed decoration on the body depicting two fish and raised dots. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere as the surface is black and the interior is gray 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: "3113."

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