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Object Number:26780
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: Obtained near Pachacamac
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Pigment
Technique:Painted
Height: 18.4 cm
Width: 19.4 cm
Thickness: 0.34 cm
Outside Diameter:15.6 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2712 - Field No SF

Description

Flat base, globular body, collared tapering neck, two vertical loop handles on neck. Painted with vertical bar from neck to handles.

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a globular body, tapered neck, rounded rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. The vessel is painted with bands of geometric design in orange, white, and black around the rim and down the sides of the body to the handle. 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. The vessel is possibly overfired as the surface appears bubbly and porous in one area. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink on the bottom of the base. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2712."

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