University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:26803
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: with deep mummy
Date Made: 600-1000
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 1000
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Iconography:Head
Height: 8.4 cm
Width: 9.1 cm
Depth: 8 cm
Thickness: 0.35 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:377B - Field No SF

Description

Brown ware. Features in low relief. Cup or 'qero' with a globular body, flaring collar, rounded rim, no handles, and a flat base. There is a modeled and embossed face on the body with ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior and a burnished finish on the interior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange and gray in color. Fireclouding is present on the body. It is multicolored on the exterior surface (red, white, orange). The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "377b."


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