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Jar

Object Number:31905
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Pigment
Ceramic
Technique:Painted
Height: 22.6 cm
Width: 24 cm
Thickness: 0.8 cm
Outside Diameter:21.5 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2812 - Field No SF

Description

Flattened base, globular base, flaring neck, two horizontal loop handles on upper body. Plain red painted jar, bird decoration in black

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a globular body, flaring neck, flattened rim, 2 horizontal strap handles on the body, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. The vessel is painted around the shoulder with a band depicting two birds inside a geometric frame. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior and a scraped finish on the interior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. Evidence of usewear includes surface attrition on the bottom/base. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2812."

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