Effigy Vessel


From: Peru | Northwest of the Town | Pachacamac

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 31798
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Late Chimu
Provenience Peru | Northwest of the Town | Pachacamac
Culture Area Andean
Section American
Materials Ceramic
Iconography Monkey | Fruit | Bird

Black vessel with the figure of a monkey standing on a fruit and with a long-billed bird perched on its back. Cylindrical neck with well everted lip, broken, with a whistle

Narrow necked whistling vessel with an effigy-fruit shaped body, effigy-zoomorphic neck, flattened rim, 1 effigy-zoomorphic handle on the on top of the body, and a flat base. The body of the vessel is shaped like a fruit while the handle on top of the body is shaped like a seated monkey with a bird on its back. There is a hole in the back of the bird where the whistle mechanism is. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is gray and tan in color. Fireclouding is present on the handle The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base. No other numbers are visible on the object.

Height 17.5 cm
Length 13.7 cm
Width 8.7 cm
Thickness 0.9 cm
Credit Line William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number 2277 - Field No SF

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