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Double Vessel

Object Number:26887
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Late Chimu
Provenience: Peru
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Height: 20 cm
Length: 27.6 cm
Width: 13.1 cm
Thickness: 0.56 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:1595 - Field No SF


Black Pottery. With bird on closed vessel. Restored from fragments

Narrow necked jug with a double chambered globular body, tapered neck, rounded rim, 1 bridge handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. The vessel has a modeled/molded bird sitting on top of one of the chambers. 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. The catalogue number is written in black ink on the bottom of the base. The incorrect catalogue number (26997) is also written on the bottom of the base. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "1595" and "26997."

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