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Object Number:31813
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 13.8 cm
Width: 10.7 cm
Depth: 6.4 cm
Thickness: 0.42 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2843 - Field No SF

Description

Flat red bottle with face on neck. Two vertical loop handles on body, painted features, small, incasic style, one handle broken off

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a lentoid body, hyperboloid neck, rounded rim, 1 strap handle on the body, and a flat base. The vessel is slipped with white painted decoration. There is a molded/modeled face on the neck with ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. The facial features are delineated in white paint and there are white circles around the handles. There appears to be a smoothed finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange 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: "2843."

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