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Bottle

Object Number:33002
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I (uncertain)
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: Obtained at San Pedro
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Red Ware
Height: 12.4 cm
Length: 14.8 cm
Width: 9.6 cm
Thickness: 0.57 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:640 - Field No SF

Description

Paunch shaped with a face at one point; opening at opposite point with connecting strap handle. Plain. Handle on top

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an ovate body, missing neck, missing rim, 1 bridge handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. The vessel has a face on the side of the body opposite the neck. The face has ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere with localized reduction as the ceramic paste is orange to gray in color with a some gray. Fireclouding is present on the body. There are possible traces of red paint. Evidence of usewear includes black staining on the interior. 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: "640."

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