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Bottle

Object Number:31121
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chimu
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Date Made: 800 AD
Early Date: 800
Late Date: 800
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Iconography:Potato
Height: 16.6 cm
Length: 19.8 cm
Width: 10.2 cm
Thickness: 0.4 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2396 - Field No SF

Description

Double bottle with whistle, represents two potatoes

Narrow necked whistling vessel with a double-chambered effigy-fruit shaped body, flaring neck, flattened rim, 1 bridge handle extending between the necks, and a flat base. The bodies of the double chambered vessel are shaped like two potatoes. There is a modeled/molded monkey sitting on top of one of the vessels eating a corn cob. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere as the surface is black and the interior is gray in color. There is a hole at the top of one chamber, possibly for a whistle. Evidence of usewear includes surface attrition on the bottom/base. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2396."

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