Effigy Vessel


From: Peru | Northwest of the Town | Pachacamac

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 31792
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Peru | Northwest of the Town | Pachacamac
Culture Area Andean
Section American
Materials Ceramic
Iconography Llama Head

Red clay vessel representing head of a llama. Cup-shaped funnel neck rising from top of head

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an effigy-zoomorphic body, flaring neck, flattened rim, no handles, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. the whole body is shaped like a llama head with a funnel shaped neck on top. The vessel has a red slip and the body molded in the shape of a llama head and painted with black or brown paint delineating details of llama head. There appears to be a smoothed finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing and reducing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange and gray (interior) in color. Fireclouding is present on the body. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2775."

Height 15.4 cm
Length 15.2 cm
Width 10.2 cm
Thickness 0.6 cm
Credit Line William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number 2775 - Field No SF

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