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Object Number:27545
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: Found with a mummy
Date Made: 1350-1500
Early Date: 1350
Late Date: 1500
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Pigment
Technique:Painted
Height: 3.2 cm
Width: 20.8 cm
Thickness: 0.62 cm
Outside Diameter:19.2 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:1006 - Field No SF

Description

No handle but two pairs of lugs. Painted border and median bar.

Plate with a flaring body, no neck/collar, inward sloping rim, no handles, and a flat base. The plate is painted with a band of geometric design around the rim and a central band of a geometric design down the center in red, white, and brown. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior and a burnished finish on the interior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "1006."

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