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Object Number:31716
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Culture Area: Andean
Iconography:Cat Head
Height: 18.5 cm
Width: 16 cm
Thickness: 0.45 cm
Outside Diameter:12.1 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:3127 - Field No SF


Black with small cat head

Narrow-necked jar/bottle (arĂ­balo, aryballos) with an ovate body, hyperboloid neck, flared rim with lugs, 2 strap handles on the body, and a conical (aribaloid) base. There is a modeled/molded cat head on the body just below the neck. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere as the surface is black and the interior is gray in color. Evidence of usewear includes residue/accretions on the interior. The catalogue number is written in white ink. Traces of black ink on the interior of neck reads: "3127.

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