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Pitcher

Object Number:31015
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: First terrace, southern front
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Height: 24.5 cm
Thickness: 0.67 cm
Outside Diameter:26.8 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

Description

Incasic pitcher. Neck and handles missing

Unknown vessel type with an ovate body, flaring collar, missing rim, 2 strap handles on the vessel and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. The vessel is painted on one side of the body with a panel of geometric designs including a checkerboard design and two pinnate designs in white, black, and red. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior and a smoothed finish on the interior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. Fireclouding is present on the base. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2197."

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