University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 27464
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Height: 16cm
Width: 19.3cm
Thickness: 0.66cm
Outside Diameter:17.4cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number1260D - Field No SF

Description

Plain. Cooking pot. Round bottom, body merging into flaring rim; two vertical loop handles on upper body.

Cooking pot (olla) with a globular body, flaring collar, rounded rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a rounded base. There are no molded/modeled additions and no decoration. There appears to be a smoothed 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. Evidence of usewear includes soot on the exterior and black staining on the interior. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "1260d."


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