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Bottle

Object Number:31011
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 38.4 cm
Width: 30.7 cm
Thickness: 0.86 cm
Outside Diameter:26.6 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

Description

Incasic bottle

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. The vessel has a white slip? and is painted red and black with stripes and a branched circle design. The neck is red with white strips. 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. 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: "2310."

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