University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 31840
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 27cm
Width: 12.7cm
Depth: 19.9cm
Thickness: 0.58cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number2710 - Field No SF

Description

Flat red canteen, flattened sides concave with boss in center. Two handles, long flaring neck, one handle broken off

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a lentoid body, hyperboloid neck, rounded rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a ridged base. Each side has a belly-button like raised circle painted white. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange and gray in color. Evidence of usewear includes surface attrition on the bottom/base and residue on the interior. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2710."


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