University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 27509A
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Gravefield I, Oldest Part
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: with a mummy bale
Date Made: 600-1476 Ad
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 1476
Height: 11.8cm
Width: 19.6cm
Thickness: 0.86cm
Outside Diameter:16.3cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number1048 - Field No SF


Plain Pot

Cooking pot (olla) with a globular body, no neck/collar, rounded rim, 2 horizontal strap handles on the body, and a rounded base. No molded/modeled additions. The vessel has a red slip (?). There appears to be a smoothed finish on the exterior and a smoothed finish 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. The catalogue number is written in black ink on the bottom of the baseā€¦ but also has the number "27508" written in black ink on the base as well. Traces of black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "1048."

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