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Jar

Object Number:27291
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Technique:Engraved
Height: 28.7 cm
Width: 29.5 cm
Thickness: 0.52 cm
Outside Diameter:23.5 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:676 - Field No SF

Description

Flat base, tapering body, tulip neck; two vertical loop handles on body. With an engraved and punctate design on neck.

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an ovate body, bulging neck, outward sloping rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. The vessel has geometric designs in incised lines and punctate dots decorating the neck. There appears to be a smoothed finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. There are regular striations on the exterior from smoothing. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "676."

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