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Jug

Object Number:27178
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Pachacamac Temple
Beneath The Temple
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: Probably from a mummy.
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Face
Height: 14.8 cm
Thickness: 0.46 cm
Outside Diameter:11.4 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:3191 - Field No SF

Description

Plain. With a face. The face is produced by mold. Its general appearance indicated that producing faces by molds had its origin in this period.

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jug with a carinated body, tapered neck, flattened rim, 1 strap handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. There is a mold-formed applique face on the neck. 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. Fireclouding is present on the body. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "3191.

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