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Cup

Object Number:26791
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Date Made: 600-1000
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 1000
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Pigment
Technique:Painted
Height: 18 cm
Thickness: 0.64 cm
Outside Diameter:15 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:817 - Field No SF

Description

Painted clay Tall, Flaring

Cup or 'qero' with a flaring body, no neck/collar, rounded rim, no handles, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. The vessel is painted with a curvilinear design in white, black, yellow, orange/red. 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 interior There are striations on the interior surface from a tool. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "817."

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