University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 27304
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Height: 13.7cm
Thickness: 0.55cm
Outside Diameter:21.6cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number1641 - Field No SF

Description

Round bottom, depressed body; wide flaring rim with line and punctate zig-zag on upper face of rim.

Cooking pot (olla) with an ovate body, flaring collar, rounded rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a rounded base. No molded/modeled additions. The vessel is squashed in on one side (pre-firing). The vessel has incised lines and punctate dots decorating the collar. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing and reducing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is gray and orange in color. Evidence of usewear includes residues/staining on the exterior and black staining on the interior. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "1641."


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