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Pitcher

Object Number:31021
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: first terrace, Southern front
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Ceramic
Iconography:Face
Height: 30.5 cm
Thickness: 0.68 cm
Outside Diameter:21.7 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2317 - Field No SF

Description

Incasic pitcher with face.

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jug with an ovate body, hyperboloid neck, missing rim, 1 strap handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. The vessel has a modeled face on the neck with ears, eyes, eyebrows, nose, and mouth. The features of the face are painted in white and black and there is black painted design on the cheeks. 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 base. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2317."

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