From: Peru | Pachacamac | Gravefield I

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 26786
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Proto-Lima
Provenience Peru | Pachacamac | Gravefield I
Culture Area Andean
Date Made 600-1000
Section American
Materials Ceramic | Clay | Pigment
Technique Painted
Iconography Cat Head

Red ware. Flat base, globular body, expanding neck. Painted with stepped meander on neck, with large cat head on side with nose and ears in relief. Textile design on neck.

Wide mouthed vessel with a globular body, flaring collar, rounded rim, no handles, and a flat base. The body of the vessel is shaped like a cat head (mold-formed?). The vessel is red slipped and painted to delineate the features of the cat face in white and black. There is a geometric design painted on the collar in white, black, and red. 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. Evidence of usewear includes possible ancient repairs. There is a black residue around the hole on the side of the vessel. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base. Pencil on the side of the vessel reads: "908.

Height 16.5 cm
Thickness 0.58 cm
Outside Diameter 17.2 cm
Credit Line William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number 908 - Field No SF

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