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Jar

Object Number:27004
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Cat Head
Height: 28.9 cm
Width: 28.9 cm
Thickness: 0.63 cm
Outside Diameter:22.7 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:1848 - Field No SF

Description

Bottle necked. with a cat's head projecting from body of jar. Painted red-black-white.

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a globular body, flaring neck, rounded rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a flat base. The vessel has a raised ridge around the body and a modeled/molded cat head projecting out of one side with large eyes, ears, teeth, and claws underneath. The vessel is painted with black, red, and white. The shoulder is painted with a geometric design now obscured. The cat's head is painted delineating the facial features. 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. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "1848."

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