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Cooking Pot

Object Number:31972
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 19 cm
Width: 22.7 cm
Thickness: 0.82 cm
Outside Diameter:19 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2733D - Field No SF

Description

Slightly painted cooking pot with two serpents in relief on shoulder, two horizontal loop handles on body

Cooking pot (olla) with a globular body, flaring collar, flattened rim, 2 horizontal strap handles on the body, and a rounded base. The vessel is slipped with red and painted with white lines around the handle and rim. There are two raised snakes on the body painted with white stripes. The vessel appears to have been smoothed with a rotative movement on the exterior and scraped 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. Evidence of usewear includes residue/accretions on the interior. There is a black accretion at the interior. The catalogue number is written on the object in black ink on the bottom of the base. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "2733d."

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