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Effigy Bottle

Object Number:26905
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Pigment
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Human Figure
Height: 20.7 cm
Width: 13.4 cm
Depth: 12.1 cm
Thickness: 0.45 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:1800 - Field No SF

Description

Globular body, cylindrical neck, one small handle shoulder to headdress. Painted representing a human figure(arms in full relief) wearing elaborate headdress and collar.

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jug with an effigy-anthropomorphic body, effigy-anthropomorphic neck, outward sloping rim, 1 strap handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. The vessel is shaped like a human figure with a hat/headdress, face, and arms resting on legs (?). The vessel is slipped and painted red, white, and black, delineating the features of the figure including the hat and tunic. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. Fireclouding is present on the body. 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: "1800."

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