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Flask

Object Number:26762
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I, Oldest Part
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Technique:Polychrome
Height: 19.2 cm
Width: 16.7 cm
Thickness: 0.32 cm
Outside Diameter:15.6 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:957 - Field No SF

Description

Flattened base: spherical body, tapering neck; one tubular loop handle, upper body to mid-neck.

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a globular body, tapered neck, rounded rim, 1 hollow handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. There is a hole in the handle. The vessel is painted with geometric and curvilinear designs in white/tan, orange/red, brown, and black. 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 bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "957."

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