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Terracotta olla with slightly flaring neck, vertical strap handle with top node, bell-shaped body that widens to a gambrel base and polychrome slip decoration. The decoration covers the neck and body, and is done in red-brown, cream, pale orange, orange-brown and black slip. There is a band of cross-hatched diamonds on cream at centre, and geometric decoration with stepped triangles above and below. Approximately one third of the lip is broken and missing, and there is a crack near the gambrel at one side that has been repaired.


This olla is from the Arequipa-Tacna area, on the south coast of Peru.

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