University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 26930
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Height: 13.1cm
Length: 18.3cm
Width: 13.1cm
Thickness: 0.52cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number1599 - Field No SF


In the shape of a fish with wide neck on the back.

Wide mouthed vessel with an effigy-zoomorphic body, flaring collar, outward sloping rim, no handles, and a flat base. The vessel is in the shape of a fish with a rear fin, fins or bumps on the sides, a nose, eyes, and mouth. The pot is painted with traces of red paint remaining. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is buff in color. Fireclouding is present on the base. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "1599."

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