University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 27344
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Height: 14cm
Width: 20cm
Thickness: 0.6cm
Outside Diameter:16.3cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number1937 - Field No SF


Depressed body with flattened bottom; collared rim flaring; two vertical loop handles on body; black

Wide mouthed vessel with a squat-globular 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 burnished finish on the exterior and a smoothed finish on the interior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere as the surface is black and the interior is gray in color. Fireclouding is present on the shoulder Evidence of usewear includes residue/accretions on the interior. There is reddish staining on the interior of neck. The catalogue number is written on the interior of neck. No other numbers are visible on the object.

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