University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 31752
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Culture Area: Andean
Height: 20.5cm
Thickness: 0.4cm
Outside Diameter:11.8cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number2762 - Field No SF


Flat bottom, ovoid body, bulging neck with cylindrical top, one vertical loop handle shoulder to neck, modeled face with applied features and nose ring. Red clay, squatting figure, arms in high relief crossed on breast, knees drawn up, molded on vessel

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jug with an effigy-anthropomorphic body, effigy-anthropomorphic neck, flattened rim, 1 cord (round cross-section) handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. There is a molded/modeled face with eyes, ears, nose, nose ring, and mouth; There is a modeled arms crossed over body and protruding feet. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere with localized reduction as the ceramic paste is orange and gray in color. The missing nose indicates that the features were applied as applique. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2762."

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