University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:31099
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Date Made: 1476-1550 Ad
Early Date: 1476
Late Date: 1550
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Bird Head
Frog
Height: 8.4 cm
Width: 23.3 cm
Thickness: 0.68 cm
Outside Diameter:17.5 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

Description

with bird head handle. Elaborately painted in various designs Plate with a flaring body, no neck/collar, inward sloping rim, 1 effigy-zoomorphic handle on the rim, and a flat base. The handle is in the shape of a bird head and there are two protrusions with indentations at their center opposite the handle on the rim. The plate is painted with concentric circles of design including geometric shapes and figures. The circle at the center has repeated frog figures. The painting is done in brown, red, orange, and white. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior and a burnished 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 bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2360."


Current & Past Exhibitions:

South American Gallery (1955 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 190 Top row, leftView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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