University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:26947
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: obtained nearby
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Height: 11.2 cm
Thickness: 0.57 cm
Outside Diameter:11 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:3283 - Field No SF

Description

Black clay. Flaring with flaring hollow base, perforated and containing rattle. Cup or 'qero' with a flaring body, no neck/collar, rounded rim, no handles, and a rattle base. No molded/modeled additions. The base has circular perforations and several balls at the interior. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior and a burnished finish on the interior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere as the surface is black and the interior is gray in color. The catalogue number is written in black ink on the interior. No other numbers are visible on the object.


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