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Effigy Vessel

Object Number:31743
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Culture Area: Andean
Iconography:Human Figure
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


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."

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