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Bottle

Object Number:31013
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: First terrace, southern front
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Height: 15.3 cm
Width: 12.4 cm
Thickness: 0.5 cm
Outside Diameter:9.3 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

Description

Small incasic bottle with pinnate leaf pattern

Narrow-necked jar/bottle (arĂ­balo, aryballos) with an ovate body, hyperboloid neck, flared rim with lugs, 2 strap handles on the body, and a conical (aribaloid) base. No molded/modeled additions. The vessel is painted white with brown geometric designs on the body. The neck is painted brown with white horizontal stripes. 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: "2322."

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