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Jar

Object Number:27268
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield III
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Technique:Engraved
Iconography:Face
Height: 27.9 cm
Width: 29.1 cm
Thickness: 0.43 cm
Outside Diameter:25.6 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2113 - Field No SF

Description

Pottery. Angular body, bulging neck with flaring lip; two vertical loop handles set below the body bevel line. Face on neck; engraved line and punctuate decoration on face below "pellet and dot" eye and around back of neck

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an carinated body, bulging neck, outward sloping rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a rounded base. The vessel has a modeled face on the neck with ear, eyes, nose, and mouth. There are incised lines and punctate dots decorating the face. There appears to be a smoothed 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 body. There are striations visible on the exterior surface. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2133."

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