Effigy Vessel


From: Peru | Northwest of the Town | Pachacamac

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 31753
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Peru | Northwest of the Town | Pachacamac
Culture Area Andean
Section American
Materials Ceramic
Iconography Human Figure

Flat base, slightly tapering body, one loop handle shoulder to neck. Small jug with face on neck, legs, arms in full relief with hand to face. Right hand holding spindle

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jug with a carinated body, flaring neck, rounded rim, 1 strap handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. The vessel has a face on the neck with modeled ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. The body has two modeled arms, one holding a spindle. The facial features, spindle, and a band around the neck are painted in white and black paint. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere with localized reduction as the ceramic paste is orange and gray in color. Fireclouding is present on the body. The surface is grayish green and porous, indicating over-firing. 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: "3234."

Height 10.2 cm
Thickness 0.3 cm
Outside Diameter 8.5 cm
Credit Line William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number 3234 - Field No SF

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