Effigy Vessel


From: Peru | Pachacamac | Northwest of the Town

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 31743
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Peru | Pachacamac | Northwest of the Town
Culture Area Andean
Section American
Materials Ceramic | Pigment
Technique Painted
Iconography Human Figure

Flat base, human squatting figure largely modeled; face on vertical neck with incised headband; arms in high relief on body; handles holding whistle to mouth

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jug with an effigy-anthropomorphic body, cylindrical neck, flattened rim, 1 strap handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. There is a modeled human effigy face on the neck with legs and arms on the body holding a whistle to the mouth. The effigy features are highlighted by painted decoration in white and brown. Two circles are painted on the back. 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. Evidence of usewear includes staining. There is a large shiny black patch on the exterior bottom. The catalogue number is written in black ink. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: " 3096."

Height 22.5 cm
Thickness 0.6 cm
Outside Diameter 19 cm
Credit Line William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number 3096 - Field No SF

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