Double Vessel


From: Peru | Pachacamac | Gravefield I

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 26882
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Late Pre-Inca
Provenience Peru | Pachacamac | Gravefield I
Culture Area Andean
Locus Obtained at Mamacona
Section American
Materials Ceramic | Clay
Iconography Human Figure

Red with single spout, human figure with hands to mouth, replacing other opening; connecting horizontal handles.

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jug with a double-chambered globular body, tapered neck, rounded rim, 1 bridge handle extending between the necks, and a flat base. One of the vessel chambers is shaped like a human with a head and arms. The face has a modeled nose, eyes, ear spools, and hat. The mouth is excised. The arms reach up to the chin. The vessel was slipped and painted with white and red. 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. 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: "1206."

Height 15.8 cm
Length 20.4 cm
Width 10.5 cm
Thickness 0.5 cm
Credit Line William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number 1206 - Field No SF

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