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Cup

Object Number:26726
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: Obtained in Mamacona
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Human Figure
Scepter
Height: 10.6 cm
Thickness: 0.4 cm
Outside Diameter:8.2 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

Description

Pottery. Flat base, flaring side. Painted: standing human figure with scepters. The style is related to the principal figure of the great gateway to Tiahuanaco

Cup or 'qero' with a flaring body, no neck/collar, rounded rim, no handles, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. The vessel is painted with a figure in "Tihuanaco" style holding two scepters in black, white, red, orange, and yellow/tan?. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior and a burnished finish on the interior. 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: "1287."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Gift of Birds: The Featherwork of Native South American Peoples (16 Nov 1991 - 28 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

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