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Flask

Object Number:26923
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Iconography:Animal Head
Height: 19.1 cm
Length: 22.5 cm
Width: 7.7 cm
Thickness: 0.42 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:3282 - Field No SF

Description

Black ware. Annular base, body pointed at one end, animal head at opposite end. Stirrup neck.

Stirrup necked jug with an effigy-zoomorphic body, no neck/collar, rounded rim, 1 stirrup handle on the body, and a ring base/foot base. The vessel is shaped like an animal with a llama-like head but no arms or legs. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere with localized oxidation as the ceramic paste is gray, orange, and buff in color. 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: "3282."

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