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Canteen

Object Number:27353
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: Obtained at Mamacona.
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Height: 25.5 cm
Width: 24.4 cm
Depth: 17.2 cm
Thickness: 0.5 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:1276D - Field No SF

Description

red; flattened. Cushion-shaped with two convex faces and flat edge; two vertical loop handles on flat edge neck broken.

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a lentoid body, missing neck, missing rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a rounded base. There are no molded/modeled additions and no decoration. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior and a smoothed finish on the interior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. Fireclouding is present on the body. The hole in the body has a resinous accretion around the edge, possibly from a past attempt at fixing it. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink on the bottom of the base. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "1276d."

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