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Jug Neck

Object Number:32560
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: At the place designated "Pp" on the plan (in an excavation near the place of 32453 [spindles and needle] which is in a wall niche of a house at the place marked "R" on the plan)
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Owl Head
Height: 20.4 cm
Outside Diameter:18.8 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:1783 - Field No SF
F 36 - Other Number

Description

Globular with bottle neck. Owl head on upper body, short knob tail opposite, wings formerly painted on body of vessel, one vertical loop handle from shoulder to neck

Narrow necked jug with a globular body, unknown neck, missing rim, 1 strap handle extending from the neck to the body, and a rounded base. There is a modeled owl head is present on the front of the body and a knob tail is added to the other side of the body. Was painted possibly with the wings of the owl or bird. There is hole next to the neck and a whole in the head of the owl which reveals a hollow interior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange? in color. The catalogue number is written in black ink. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "32543c, 32560, 1783."

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