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Pot

Object Number:26870
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Beneath The Temple
Pachacamac
Pachacamac Temple
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: from a mummy
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 14.9 cm
Thickness: 0.66 cm
Outside Diameter:16.6 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

Description

with simple design in relief lines. Had Contents, see 26867

Cooking pot (olla) with an ovate body, cylindrical collar, flanged rim, 2 horizontal strap handles on the body, and a rounded base. No molded/modeled additions. There is a repeated zigzag and dash design on the lower part of the collar incised with a wide tool after the pot was partially dry. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is dark red/brown in color. Evidence of usewear includes soot on the exterior and black staining on the interior. The catalogue number is written on the interior of collar. No other numbers are visible on the object.

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