University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:26729
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I, Oldest Part
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Parrot
Height: 11.3 cm
Thickness: 0.4 cm
Outside Diameter:9.8 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:765 - Field No SF

Description

Flat base, slightly curved, expanding side. Painted: stylized parrot heads Cup or 'qero' with a bulging body, no neck/collar, rounded rim, no handles, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. The cup is painted tan with two stylized parrot heads in Tihuanaco style. The outlines are painted in black and filled in with white/tan, and red. The vessel appears to have been smoothed with a rotative movement on the exterior and smoothed on the interior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. There are striations visible on the interior and exterior surface. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "765."


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Gift of Birds: The Featherwork of Native South American Peoples (16 Nov 1991 - 28 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

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