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Pot

Object Number:27463
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Pachacamac Temple
Beneath The Temple
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: From a mummy.
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 15.2 cm
Width: 18.8 cm
Thickness: 0.63 cm
Outside Diameter:17.1 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:1078c - Field No SF

Description

Plain. Contained cotton.

Cooking pot (olla) with a squat-globular body, no neck/collar, rounded rim, 2 horizontal 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 and reducing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange and black in color. Evidence of usewear includes soot on the exterior. The catalogue number is written on the interior of collar. Black ink on the interior of collar reads: "1098c."

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