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Jar

Object Number:31821
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Cat
Kitten
Height: 21.7 cm
Thickness: 0.6 cm
Outside Diameter:19.1 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:3232 - Field No SF

Description

Long spheroidal with flattened body; cylindrical neck with everted lip; two vertical loop handles on body. black two handled jar of cat nursing its young partly in low, mostly in high and full relief on shoulder of jar

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a globular body, flaring neck, flanged rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a flat base. There is a modeled/molded felid with applied mold-formed head, front and back legs with three nursing kittens. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior and a smoothed finish on the interior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere as the surface is black and the interior is gray in color. There are white, brown, and orange accretions on the interior of the vessel. The catalogue number is written in black ink on the interior of neck. Black ink on the interior of the neck reads: "3232."

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