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Vessel

Object Number:31044
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Date Made: 600-1000
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 1000
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Height: 15 cm
Width: 19.8 cm
Thickness: 1.14 cm
Outside Diameter:16.9 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2337 - Field No SF

Description

Bowl Shaped with Foot

One footed Cooking pot (olla) with a tapering body, no neck/collar, flanged rim, 1 horizontal strap handle on the body, and a footed base. The vessel has a raised snake in relief on the shoulder opposite the handle. 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. Evidence of usewear includes residues/staining on the exterior. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "31044."

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