Effigy Vessel


From: Peru | Northwest of the Town | Pachacamac

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 31745
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Peru | Northwest of the Town | Pachacamac
Culture Area Andean
Section American
Materials Ceramic | Pigment
Technique Painted
Iconography Penguin

Pear-shaped body, slightly flaring neck, one loop handle shoulder to neck. Representing a penguin, beak and small flapping wings in relief

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jug with an ovate body, flaring neck, rounded rim, 1 strap handle extending from the neck to the body, and a rounded base. There is a modeled bird features added to neck and body with face and stomach painted white with black dots. The vessel appears to have been smoothed with a rotative movement 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 object in black ink. No other numbers are visible on the object.

Height 27.5 cm
Thickness 0.9 cm
Outside Diameter 20.5 cm
Credit Line William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number 2753 - Field No SF

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