Painted. Flat bottom and flaring top constricted near base.
Cup or 'qero' with a flaring body, no neck/collar, rounded rim, no handles, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. The vessel is painted with alternating bands of solid color and geometric triangle designs in black, white, and red?. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior and a smoothed finish on the interior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. Fireclouding is present on the body. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink on the bottom of the base. Traces of black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "651."
Max Uhle, William Pepper Peruvian Expedition, Funded by Phebe A. Hearst
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