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Vessel

Object Number:31045
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Height: 13.9 cm
Width: 19.4 cm
Thickness: 1.35 cm
Outside Diameter:15.9 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2215 - Field No SF

Description

Vessel with rattle in base. One footed Cooking pot (olla) with a squat-globular body, no neck/collar, flanged rim, 1 horizontal strap handle on the body, and a rattle in foot base. There is a rattle in the foot. The vessel has a mold-formed monkey head attached to the front of the body and is painted with a zigzag design around the rim in red and black. 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: "2215."

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