Location: On Display in the Ancient Food & Flavor

From: Peru | Pachacamac | Sun Temple

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 31125
Current Location Ancient Food & Flavor - On Display
Culture Inca
Provenience Peru | Pachacamac | Sun Temple
Culture Area Andean
Date Made 1460-1632
Section American
Materials Ceramic | Clay | Pigment
Technique Painted
Iconography Fruit

Fruit Shaped. Cylindrical neck with everted lip, one loop handle from shoulder to neck. Brown and cream stripes on body; red neck.

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an effigy-fruit shaped body, hyperboloid neck, flat rim, 1 strap handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. The vessel is shaped like a fruit. The vessel is shaped like a fruit and has a pedicel on one side. The fruit body is painted white with black stripes and the neck is painted pink with a wave design on the rim. 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. Evidence of usewear includes surface attrition on the bottom/base. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2399."

Height 14 cm
Length 16 cm
Width 9.8 cm
Thickness 0.8 cm
Credit Line William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number 2399 - Field No SF

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