Cooking Pot

Object Number:31963
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Culture Area: Andean
Height: 14 cm
Width: 16.2 cm
Thickness: 0.45 cm
Outside Diameter:15.1 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2735C - Field No SF


Incasic cooking pot, bowl-shaped neck with two encircling rows of bosses on body, two vertical loop handles on shoulder

Cooking pot (olla) with a globular body, bulging collar, rounded rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a rounded base. No molded/modeled additions. rounded bumps pressed out from interior. The vessel has numerous hemispherical protrusions on the body pushed out from the interior. The pot is red slipped with white painted lines around the handles and neck. 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. Black sooty material at the interior as well as exterior. The catalogue number is written in black ink on the interior of neck. Black ink on the interior of neck reads: "2735c."

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