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Pot

Object Number:31958
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 16.3 cm
Thickness: 0.4 cm
Outside Diameter:18 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2733K - Field No SF

Description

Blackened red cooking pot with snake in relief on bulging neck and boss ornamentation on shoulder, two vertical loop handles shoulder to neck

Cooking pot (olla) with an ovate body, bulging collar, rounded rim, 2 strap handles extending from the neck to the body, and a rounded base. The vessel has a red slip and is painted with white lines. There are raised snakes on the collar. There appears to be a smoothed finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. Evidence of usewear includes soot on the exterior and residue on the interior. The catalogue number is written on the interior of neck. Black ink on the interior of neck reads: "2733k."

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