Double Vessel


From: Peru | Pachacamac | Gravefield I

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 26896
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Peru | Pachacamac | Gravefield I
Culture Area Andean
Section American
Materials Ceramic | Clay
Iconography Musician | Syrinx | Panpipes

Representing a player on the syrinx (panpipes)

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an effigy-anthropomorphic body, effigy-anthropomorphic neck, rounded rim, 2 lug handles on the body, and a flat base. The vessel is shaped like a flute player with modeled and added features in clay including hat, ear spools, nose, flute, arms, legs, and genitalia. The pot is white slipped with red painted face and possibly other painted decoration. 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. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink on the bottom of the base. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "1797.

Height 17.9 cm
Width 10.3 cm
Depth 10.1 cm
Thickness 0.47 cm
Credit Line William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number 1797 - Field No SF

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