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Vessel

Object Number:31043
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Date Made: 1350-1500
Early Date: 1350
Late Date: 1500
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Height: 15 cm
Width: 18.9 cm
Thickness: 1.14 cm
Outside Diameter:16 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2336 - 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. Fireclouding is present on the body. Evidence of usewear includes soot on the exterior. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2336."

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