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Jar

Object Number:27269
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Technique:Engraved
Iconography:Face
Height: 26.2 cm
Width: 27.2 cm
Thickness: 0.49 cm
Outside Diameter:22.5 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:1887 - Field No SF

Description

Spheroidal body, neck bulging with flaring lip. Engraved. With a face on neck decorated with lines and punctuate rows, punctuate design on neck

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an ovate body, bulging neck, rounded rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a flat base. The vessel has a modeled face on the neck with eyes, nose, ears, and mouth. There is a geometric design on the neck in incised lines and punctate dots. 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. One part of the pot is gray and porous, as if it was overfired. Evidence of usewear includes surface attrition on the bottom/base. The catalogue number is written on the interior of neck. Black ink on the interior of neck reads: "1887."

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