Location: On Display in the Sphinx Gallery

From: Peru | Sun Temple | Pachacamac

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Urpu
Object Number 31017
Current Location Sphinx Gallery - On Display
Culture Inca
Provenience Peru | Sun Temple | Pachacamac
Culture Area Andean
Locus First terrace, southern front
Date Made 1476-1550 CE
Section American
Materials Ceramic
Iconography Llama

Beer Vessel, with rhomboid pattern

Narrow-necked jar/bottle (aríbalo, aryballos) with an ovate body, hyperboloid neck, flared rim with lugs, 2 strap handles on the body, and a conical (aribaloid) base. The vessel has a stylized animal head in relief on the shoulder. The vessel is painted with a geometric design in red, brown, and white. 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. Evidence of usewear includes residue/accretions on the interior. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and interior of neck. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2313."

Height 34.4 cm
Width 27.2 cm
Thickness 0.76 cm
Outside Diameter 22.3 cm
Credit Line William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

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