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Pot

Object Number:27516
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Pachacamac Temple
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: from mummy
Date Made: 600-1000
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 1000
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Height: 8.5 cm
Thickness: 0.6 cm
Outside Diameter:8.8 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:1161E - Field No SF

Description

Wide mouthed vessel with an ovate body, no neck/collar, rounded rim, no handles, and a rounded base. There are no molded/modeled additions and no decoration. There appears to be a scraped 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 buff in color. There are striations visible on the exterior surface. There is a patch done to a hole pre-firing on the side of the body. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "1161e."

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