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Effigy Jar

Object Number:26750
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Epigonal
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: tomb
Date Made: 600-1000
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 1000
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Technique:Incised
Iconography:Animal
Height: 19.9 cm
Length: 21.3 cm
Width: 14.3 cm
Thickness: 0.55 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:3201 - Field No SF

Description

Red ware animal. Wide funnel neck rising from back. Incised

Narrow-necked jar/bottle with an effigy-zoomorphic body, flaring neck, rounded rim, no handles, and a flat base. The vessel is shaped like a seated animal with two ears, eyes, and a nose. The vessel is painted red. 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. Fireclouding is present on the base. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "3201."

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