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Pitcher

Object Number:27374
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Beneath The Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: From a mummy
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 15.6 cm
Width: 12 cm
Depth: 10.5 cm
Thickness: 0.5 cm
Outside Diameter:12 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:3185 - Field No SF

Description

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Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an oblong body, cylindrical neck, 1 strap handle extending from the neck to the body, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. Undecorated. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere with localized reduction as the ceramic paste is orange and gray in color. The ceramic paste appears many different colors, either from firing or use. The vessel is smooth on the interior. The catalogue number is written in black ink. Black ink on the bottom of the vessel reads "3185."

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