Inka Vessel

Incan Vessle

Artifact # 5156 Part of the Bruce Collection. Described as a water vessle with a simple painted design. It is manufactured by coiling and decorated by burnishing (look these up on the web). It is thought to be from the Peruvian Highlands during the time of the Inka (around AD 1500).
Well this is pretty obviously a jar of some sort. It was beautifully painted and well made. Some archaeologists like to say that this is a ritual vessel. Then again ritual explanations are the last resort of the archaeologist who can't find any other explanation. Scientific methods exist which would allow the microscopic contents of this vessel to be analysed and identified. Perhaps this is a branch of archaeology that you would like to pursue.

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