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Pitcher

Object Number:27402
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Pachacamac Temple
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: found with mummy
Date Made: 600-1000
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 1000
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Height: 12.7 cm
Width: 11.5 cm
Thickness: 0.61 cm
Outside Diameter:10.4 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

Description

Plain.

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a globular body, cylindrical neck, outward sloping rim, 1 strap handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. There are no molded/modeled additions and no decoration. There appears to be a scraped 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. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "1161-c."

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