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Object Number:31729
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 18.2 cm
Width: 15.5 cm
Thickness: 0.6 cm
Outside Diameter:13.5 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2844 - Field No SF

Description

Black with everted lip and one wide horizontal loop handle on shoulder

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an ovate body, hyperboloid neck, flared rim, 1 horizontal strap handle on the body, and a flat base. There are no molded/modeled additions and no decoration. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere as the surface is black and the interior is gray in color. There are wide burnish lines present. Evidence of usewear includes surface attrition on the bottom/base. The catalogue number is written in black ink. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2844."

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