Double Vessel


From: Peru | Pachacamac | Gravefield I

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 26887
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Late Chimu
Provenience Peru | Pachacamac | Gravefield I
Culture Area Andean
Section American
Materials Ceramic | Clay
Iconography Bird

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."

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

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