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Flask

Object Number:26830
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Beneath The Temple
Pachacamac
Pachacamac Temple
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Pigment
Technique:Painted
Height: 20.2 cm
Width: 23.2 cm
Thickness: 0.68 cm
Outside Diameter:19.7 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

Description

Painted

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an ovate body, flaring neck, outward sloping rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. The vessel is painted with a band of geometric ("bird") design around the shoulder in black, tan/white, red, and purple?. 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. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "1161b."

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