University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 31102
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Culture Area: Andean
Date Made: 600-1000
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 1000
Iconography:Animal Head
Height: 7.5cm
Width: 17.7cm
Thickness: 0.65cm
Outside Diameter:12.7cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number2204 - Field No SF


Animal handle, Broken. with decorative painting and animal head handle

Plate with a flaring body, no neck/collar, inward sloping rim, 1 effigy-zoomorphic handle on the rim, and a flat base. The handle is in the shape of a bird head and there are two protrusions with indentations at their center opposite the handle on the rim. The plate is painted white on the top surface with a band of geometric design across the center in red, white, and black. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior and a burnished finish on the interior. 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: "2204."

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