From: Peru | Sun Temple | Pachacamac

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 31075
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Peru | Sun Temple | Pachacamac
Culture Area Andean
Date Made 600-1000
Section American
Materials Ceramic | Clay
Iconography Bird

Head of Bird As Handle (broken)

Round lid with an effigy-zoomorphic handle on the top of the lid. The vessel has a handle in the shape of a bird's head. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior and a burnished finish on the interior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. Fireclouding is present on the lid The catalogue number is written on the bottom. Black ink on the bottom reads: "3287a."

Height 5.4 cm
Thickness 0.6 cm
Outside Diameter 11 cm
Credit Line William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number 3287(A) - Field No SF

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