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Jar

Object Number:31833
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 16 cm
Thickness: 0.4 cm
Outside Diameter:20 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2817 - Field No SF

Description

Black. Round bottom; depressed body, short neck develops into birds head, two vertical loop handles on upper body

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an ovate body, bulging neck, rounded rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a rounded base. There is a modeled bird head on the neck. 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. 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: "2817."

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