Double Vessel


From: Peru | Pachacamac | Gravefield I

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 26894
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Late Pre-Inca
Provenience Peru | Pachacamac | Gravefield I
Culture Area Andean
Section American
Materials Ceramic | Clay
Technique Painted
Iconography Bird

pottery. Globular bodies, with bridge, and with bird on closed vessel. Painted: red-white-black in zig-zags.

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a double-chambered globular body, tapered neck, rounded rim, 1 bridge handle extending between the necks, and a flat base. The vessel has a modeled/molded bird sitting on top of one of the necks. The bodies are painted with a geometric zigzag design in white, black, red, and purple(?). There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. Fireclouding is present on the body. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink on the bottom of the base. No other numbers are visible on the object.

Height 17 cm
Length 24.8 cm
Width 12.4 cm
Thickness 0.53 cm
Credit Line William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number 357 - Field No SF

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