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Plate

Object Number:31109
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Period: Late Horizon
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Bird?
Crocodile?
Height: 6.2 cm
Length: 20.2 cm
Width: 14.7 cm
Thickness: 0.64 cm
Outside Diameter:14.7 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

Description

Incasic Plate with decorative painting. Bird or crocodile head handle

Plate with a squat-flaring body, no neck/collar, inward sloping rim, no handles, and a flat base. The plate has two protrusions at the rim and a bird head extending from the opposite side of the rim. The plate is painted with Incan style geometric designs in brown, red, 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: "2864."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Birds and Beasts of Ancient Latin America (07 Oct 1995 - 31 Dec 1995) View Objects in Exhibition
Native Brews of South America (10 Mar 2007 - 10 Mar 2007) View Objects in Exhibition
South American Gallery (1955 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

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