Effigy Vessel


From: Peru | Pachacamac | Gravefield I

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 28871
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Peru | Pachacamac | Gravefield I
Culture Area Andean
Section American
Materials Ceramic | Clay
Technique Incised

Of clay. Oval vessel with animal head at one end; pointed tail at other. Perforation through neck. Punctuate decoration with several incised circles.

Unknown vessel type with an effigy-zoomorphic body, no neck/collar, rounded rim, no handles, and a rounded base. The vessel is shaped like an animal with the head at one end and the tail at the other. There are incised circles and punctate dots decorating the body. There is a perforation through the neck of the animal. 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. The catalogue number is written on the interior of the vessel and black ink on the interior of vessel reads: "1896."

Height 4.5 cm
Length 8.7 cm
Width 4.2 cm
Thickness 0.54 cm
Credit Line William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number 1896 - Field No SF

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