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Jar

Object Number:31879
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 15 cm
Thickness: 0.4 cm
Outside Diameter:15 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:3123 - Field No SF

Description

Pear-shaped body, tulip neck, two vertical loop handles on body, plain black jar, one handle broken off

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a globular body, bulging neck, pointed rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a rounded base. No molded/modeled additions. A band around the join between the neck and body has an impressed braid decoration. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere as the surface is black and the interior is gray in color. There are burnish lines clearly visible and not complete. The bottom of the base is not burnished. Evidence of usewear includes surface attrition on the bottom/base. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "3123."

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