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Cup

Object Number:26912
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Pigment
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Human Head
Height: 14.8 cm
Width: 10.4 cm
Depth: 10.4 cm
Thickness: 0.47 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:1582 - Field No SF

Description

pottery. flat base, flaring side. Fragmentary although fastened together in former times; two sets of drill holes in pairs. Painted: red-black-white pretty face; cylindrical ear plugs in ears in relief

Cup or 'qero' with a flaring body, no neck/collar, rounded rim, no handles, and a flat base. The vessel has an applied face on the body with ear spools, brow, eyes, nose, mouth, and chin. The cup is red slipped and painted including bands of geometric design and the features of the face and a necklace. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior and a smoothed finish on the interior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing and reducing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange and gray in color. Evidence of usewear includes chips/losses. There are native repairs in the form of drilled holes along the break edges. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink on the bottom of the base. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "1582."

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