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Pot Fragment

Object Number:26822
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac Temple
Culture Area: Andean
Date Made: 600-1000
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 1000
Height: 15.7 cm
Thickness: 0.66 cm
Outside Diameter:17.9 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:3274E - Field No SF


Wide mouthed vessel with a globular body, cylindrical collar, rounded rim, and a missing base. The vessel is painted on the collar and top half of the body with a geometric design in red and white. 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 body. There are striations visible on the interior surface. The catalogue number is written on the interior. Black ink on the interior reads: "3274c."

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