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Vessel

Object Number:27260
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: Obtained at mamacona.
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Technique:Engraved
Iconography:Face
Arms
Height: 27.8 cm
Width: 16.8 cm
Thickness: 0.58 cm
Outside Diameter:15 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:669 - Field No SF

Description

Compound form; three globular jars superimposed, the uppermost with everted lip and a face; the lower and middle connected by two vertical loop handles. Face decoration and arms punctuated with engraved outlines.

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an double lobed body, effigy-anthropomorphic neck, outward sloping rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a rounded base. The vessel has a modeled face with added ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. There are incised and punctate designs on the neck and shoulder. There appears to be a smoothed 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. There is a porous area on the body of grayish green discoloration, possibly from overfiring. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink on the bottom of the base. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "669."

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