University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 27441A
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Height: 18.4cm
Width: 26.2cm
Thickness: 0.65cm
Outside Diameter:22.6cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number307A - Field No SF

Description

Deep body; wide mouth, flaring rim; two vertical loop handles on shoulder. Plain. Contained ears of corn. With calabash cover.

Cooking pot (olla) with an ovate body, flaring collar, rounded rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a flat base. There are no molded/modeled additions and no decoration. There appears to be a smoothed 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 bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "307a."


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