University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:31052
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Date Made: 600-1000 AD
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 1000
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Height: 11.9cm
Width: 13cm
Thickness: 0.57cm
Outside Diameter:12.1cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

Description

Small, with pinnate leaf pattern

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an ovate body, hyperboloid neck, flared rim, 1 horizontal strap handle on the body, and a flat base. "Short-necked bottle" (Meyers 1976). The vessel has two small round spout-like protrusions on the shoulder, however, there is no inlet at the interior. The vessel is painted on one side of the body with a geometrical "pinnate" pattern in white, red, and black. The rest of the body is painted orange and the rim is painted red. The handle is painted with orange and black stripes. There appears to be a polished 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 bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2325."


Current & Past Exhibitions:

South American Gallery (1955 - 1994)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 190 Bottom row, leftView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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