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Jar

Object Number:31772
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Engraved
Iconography:Face
Arms
Height: 23.5 cm
Thickness: 0.6 cm
Outside Diameter:15.5 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:3130 - Field No SF

Description

Black with Face; 2 Handles. Arms engraved on body and two vertical loop handles, hands indicated

Face-neck narrow-necked jar/bottle (aríbalo, aryballos) with an ovate body, cylindrical neck, rounded rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a conical (aribaloid) base. There is a modeled/molded face on the neck with eyes, nose, mouth, chin, and ear spools. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere as the surface is black and the interior is gray in color. There are incised arms on the body. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink. Black ink on the interior of neck reads: "3130."

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