University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKampan
Object Number: 65-10-181
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Height: 9.3cm
Outside Diameter:10.2cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


Brown ware; small; straight rim, narrow beck flaring out to round body, base rather squat; black and red achiote curvilinear design visible on one side, traces remain on other; design covers flattened base. Used in initiation rites as ceremonial water jar; model of larger; initates spit their teeth-blackening juice into it, this is then mixed with corn soup given to iniates before induced vomiting.

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