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Object Number:26811
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Beneath The Temple
Pachacamac
Pachacamac Temple
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Pigment
Technique:Painted
Height: 30.4 cm
Thickness: 0.45 cm
Outside Diameter:25.1 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:3268 - Field No SF

Description

Painted

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an ovate body, cylindrical neck, rounded rim, no handles, and a flat base. The vessel has a face on the neck with modeled ears, nose, eyes, chin, and incised mouth. The vessel is red slipped and painted with geometric designs in white, black, and orange. 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 body. Evidence of usewear includes surface attrition on the bottom/base. 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: "3268."

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