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Bottle

Object Number:31020
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: First terrace, southern front
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Height: 12.7 cm
Width: 9.4 cm
Thickness: 0.68 cm
Outside Diameter:7.1 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2266 - Field No SF

Description

Small, incasic

Narrow-necked jar/bottle (arĂ­balo, aryballos) with an ovate body, hyperboloid neck, flared rim with lugs, 2 strap handles on the body, and a conical (aribaloid) base. The vessel is painted red with horizontal band of geometric design in white and black on one side of the body. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is buff in color. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2266."

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