University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 31775
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Culture Area: Andean
Height: 19.1cm
Thickness: 0.53cm
Outside Diameter:17cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number2838 - Field No SF
F25 - Other Number


Flat base, depressed body, flaring neck, one loop handle from shoulder to neck, face of Incasic type modeled o neck, arms painted on body

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jug with an ovate body, flaring neck, rounded rim, 1 strap handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. The vessel has a modeled face on the neck with ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. The facial features are painted in black and white and there is a design on the cheeks. There are incised and painted arms on the body as well as painted geometric designs in black and white. 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. Fireclouding is present on the base and body. Evidence of usewear includes surface attrition on the bottom/base. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2838."

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