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Flask

Object Number:31874
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 21.6 cm
Length: 17 cm
Width: 9.5 cm
Thickness: 0.48 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:3300 - Field No SF

Description

Plain black flask, two vertical loop handles on shoulder

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a lentoid body, cylindrical neck, rounded rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a flat base. There are no molded/modeled additions and no decoration. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere with localized oxidation as the ceramic paste is gray and buff in color. Fireclouding is present on the body. Evidence of usewear includes scratches. 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: "3300."

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