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Cup

Object Number:26728
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I, Oldest Part
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: Obtained at Mamacona
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Parrot
Height: 7.8 cm
Thickness: 0.45 cm
Outside Diameter:5.4 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2065 - Field No SF

Description

Pottery: red-black-white. Flat base, slightly expanding side. Two painted parrots, frequent in style of Tiahuanaco

Cup or 'qero' with a flaring body, no neck/collar, flattened rim, no handles, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. The cup is painted with a band of Tihuanaco style design depicting two Pachacamac Griffins in red, black, 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. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink on the bottom of the base. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2065."

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