Effigy Vessel


From: Peru | Northwest of the Town | Pachacamac

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 31738
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Peru | Northwest of the Town | Pachacamac
Culture Area Andean
Section American
Materials Ceramic | Pigment
Technique Painted
Iconography Face

Red jar with face, turnip-shaped body, flaring neck with rim thickened on outside, two vertical loop handles on body. Painted red, white and black

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an ovate body, flaring neck, flanged rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a conical (aribaloid) base. The vessel has a red slip and painted features in white, and black delineating the features on the face and representing arms on the body. The neck has modeled additions of a nose, ear spools, chin, and eyes. The vessel appears to have been smoothed with lines visible in the surface and an area of possible textile imprint near the base. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing and reducing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange and gray in color. Fireclouding is present on the base, body, neck, and handles. There is a possible textile imprint. Evidence of usewear includes surface attrition on the bottom/base. There are black accretions on the interior. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2757."

Height 32.5 cm
Width 33 cm
Thickness 0.93 cm
Outside Diameter 27.5 cm
Credit Line William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number 2751 - Field No SF

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