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Bottle

Object Number:31027
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Date Made: 600-1000
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 1000
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Height: 19.5 cm
Width: 17 cm
Thickness: 0.46 cm
Outside Diameter:13.4 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2320 - Field No SF

Description

black

Narrow-necked jar/bottle (aríbalo, aryballos) with an ovate body, hyperboloid neck, missing rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a conical (aribaloid) base. The vessel has a protrusion on the shoulder with two vertical incised lines at the center. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere as the surface is black and the interior is gray in color. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base. No other numbers are visible on the object.

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