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Cup

Object Number:26944
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Technique:Painted
Height: 15.8 cm
Thickness: 0.87 cm
Outside Diameter:17.9 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:1880 - Field No SF

Description

Flat bottom; flaring side. Clay. painted band on rim (white inside) and design on exterior below which three raised bands encircle the cup.

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 around the rim with a geometric design in white and black. Below the painted rim there is a band of three raised ridges originally painted gray(?). The body of the vessel is painted red. There appears to be a smoothed finish on the exterior and a smoothed with rotative movement finish on the interior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange and gray in color. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "1880."

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