From: Peru | Northwest of the Town | Pachacamac

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 31801
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Peru | Northwest of the Town | Pachacamac
Culture Area Andean
Section American
Materials Ceramic
Iconography Fish

Black vessel representing a fish, Y necked

Stirrup necked jug with an effigy-zoomorphic body, no neck/collar, missing rim, 1 stirrup handle on the body, and a ring base/foot base. The vessel is shaped like a fish with eyes, mouth, nostrils, fins, and tail. The details of the body are incised. 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. Fireclouding is present on the body. Evidence of usewear includes residue/accretions on the interior and chips/losses. There is a chip in the base. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink on the base. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2771."

Height 13 cm
Length 15.9 cm
Width 7.6 cm
Thickness 0.55 cm
Credit Line William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number 2771 - Field No SF

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