University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:26710
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Epigonal
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Pachacamac Temple
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: tomb
Date Made: 600-1000
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 1000
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Pigment
Technique:Polychrome
Iconography:Quadruped
Height: 9.3 cm
Thickness: 0.53 cm
Outside Diameter:9.1 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:3200 - Field No SF

Description

Polychrome pottery; red , black, white, blue, and yellow. Slightly flaring. painted with a quadruped Cup or 'qero' with a cylindrical body, no neck/collar, rounded rim, no handles, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. The vessel is painted with a detailed design repeated twice around the body. The painted design includes a double headed (?) animal and a face at the center painted in white, black, red, orange, and green?. 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. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "3200."


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