University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:27059
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Technique:Painted
Height: 6.5 cm
Thickness: 0.47 cm
Outside Diameter:9.4 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:1820 - Field No SF

Description

Pottery. Flat base, nearly straight side; warped. Painted in broad zigzags: red-black-white 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 a geometric design in orange, brown, and white. 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 base. Evidence of usewear includes 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: "1820."


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