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Jar

Object Number:31921
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Peanut
Height: 15 cm
Thickness: 0.5 cm
Outside Diameter:12 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2855 - Field No SF

Description

Globular body, slightly expanding neck, two loop handles shoulder to neck. Small red jar (or bottle) slightly painted, with ground nuts (4) in relief on body

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a globular body, cylindrical, slightly flaring neck, rounded rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a flat base. The vessel has a red slip and white painted lines. Four three-lobed protrusions on the body possibly representing ground nuts. 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. Evidence of usewear includes surface attrition on the bottom/base. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2855."

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