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Cooking Pot

Object Number:31964
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 14.1 cm
Width: 17.8 cm
Thickness: 0.62 cm
Outside Diameter:15.5 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2735B - Field No SF

Description

Cooking pot with bosses on shoulder, was slightly painted, two vertical loop handles on shoulder

Cooking pot (olla) with a globular body, bulging collar, rounded rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a rounded base. No molded/modeled additions. The vessel is red slipped with white painted lines on the rim, neck, and handles. The body has numerous hemispherical protrusions on the body pushed out from the interior. There appears to be a smoothed finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. Evidence of usewear includes soot on the exterior and residue on the interior. 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: "31964."

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