University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 27529
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: Found with mummy.
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 29.2cm
Length: 24.2cm
Width: 18.6cm
Thickness: 0.55cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number275 - Field No SF

Description

Round cushion-shaped with convex sides and flat edge; tapering neck; two vertical loop handles on flat sides. Red. Flattened.

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a lentoid body, cylindrical neck, missing rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a rounded base. There are no molded/modeled additions and no 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. Fireclouding is present on the base. The vessel has a disk of clay at the center of one side of the body on the interior, possibly as a method to close the body of the vessel before cutting a hole for the neck. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "275."


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