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Plate Fragment

Object Number:31159
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Culture Area: Andean
Date Made: 1350-1500
Early Date: 1350
Late Date: 1500
Height: 0.1 cm
Length: 17.1 cm
Width: 11 cm
Thickness: 0.8 cm
Outside Diameter:17 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897


half of a plate

Plate with a flaring body, no neck/collar, flattened rim, no handles, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. The plate is painted white on the top surface with geometric designs in red and brown/ black. The rim is painted brown/black. There are two protrusions in the rim painted with white at the center. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior and a burnished finish on the interior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2404."

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