University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 27448
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: From a mummy.
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Height: 16.8cm
Width: 23.1cm
Thickness: 0.55cm
Outside Diameter:19.2cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number307B - Field No SF

Description

Globular with flaring rim; two vertical loop handles on body. Plain. Contained ears of corn.

Cooking pot (olla) with an ovate body, flaring collar, rounded rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a flat base. There are no molded/modeled additions and no decoration. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing and reducing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange and brown in color. Evidence of usewear includes soot on the exterior and black staining on the interior. The catalogue number is written in pencil on the side of the vessel. Pencil mark on the outside of the vessel reads: "307b."


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