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Cooking Pot

Object Number:27349
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Height: 9.5 cm
Thickness: 0.7 cm
Outside Diameter:15.7 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:1628H - Field No SF

Description

Black. Cooking pot. Flattened base; wide mouth, collared.

Cooking pot (olla) with an ovate body, tapered collar, flanged rim, no handles, and a flat base. There are no molded/modeled additions and no decoration. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere as the surface is black and the interior is gray in color. Evidence of usewear includes black staining on the interior. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the interior of vessel reads: "1628h."

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