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Double Vessel

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
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

Description

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.

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