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Aryballus

Jar

Native NameUrpu
Object Number:31017
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: First terrace, southern front
Date Made: 1476-1550 Ad
Early Date: 1476
Late Date: 1550
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Llama
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

Description

Beer Vessel, with rhomboid pattern

Narrow-necked jar/bottle (arĂ­balo, 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."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

44 Eyes in a Museum Storeroom ( Dec 2000 - 2001) View Objects in Exhibition
South American Gallery (1955 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

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