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Object Number:26799
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Height: 21.4 cm
Thickness: 0.66 cm
Outside Diameter:14.7 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:832 - Field No SF


Flat base, flaring. Unpainted with fragments.

Cup or 'qero' with a flaring body, no neck/collar, rounded rim, no handles, and a flat 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. Fireclouding is present on the base. Evidence of usewear includes residues/staining on the exterior and residue/accretions on the interior. There is reddish staining on the exterior and interior of body. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "832."

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