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Jar

Object Number:27261
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Technique:Engraved
Iconography:Human Head
Height: 29.4 cm
Width: 29.6 cm
Thickness: 0.8 cm
Outside Diameter:25 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:670 - Field No SF

Description

Turnip-shaped body; two vertical loop handles on body; neck with flaring rim modified to human head; decorated as is neck itself, with engraved lines and punctuate row.

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an ovate body, bulging neck, rounded rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a rounded base. There is a human face on the neck with added ears, nose, and mouth, incised eyes, and an incised dot an line design around the neck. There appears to be a smoothed finish on the exterior and a scraped finish on the interior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange and gray in color. There are some wide burnish lines visible. The catalogue number is written in black ink on the interior of neck. No other numbers are visible on the object.

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