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Object Number:26989
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: Obtained at Mamacona
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Technique:Painted
Height: 18.9 cm
Width: 21.5 cm
Thickness: 0.6 cm
Outside Diameter:19.4 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:656 - Field No SF

Description

Flat base, depressed body, tulip neck. Two vertical loop handles on body. Painted with serpentine design in red-black-white.

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a globular body, bulging neck, flat rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. The vessel is painted with bands of geometric designs on the neck, shoulder, and handles. The decoration is The vessel is painted in orange, red, black, white, and purple. There appears to be a smoothed finish on the exterior and a smoothed finish on the interior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. Evidence of usewear includes surface attrition on the bottom/base. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink on the bottom of the base. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "656."

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