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Bowl

Object Number:31130
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Sun Temple
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Date Made: 600-1000
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 1000
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Technique:Engraved
Height: 8 cm
Width: 18.3 cm
Thickness: 0.6 cm
Outside Diameter:15 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

Description

Engraved Pattern, Black

Bowl with a squat-globular body, no neck/collar, flanged rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a rounded base. No molded/modeled additions. The vessel has incised geometric decoration around the body and a black slip. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere as the surface is black and the interior is gray in color. Evidence of usewear includes 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: "2357."

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