VESSEL NO.: 1
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with body knobs
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: shell
RIM AND LIP FORM: N/A
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment, see Teltser 1993:Figure 2b)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark brown
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): body, 7.1 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 10.0+
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): N/A
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 5.1; maximum body diameter: 10.9 cm
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 4.8 cm, circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.2+
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The upper part of the decorative elements on the vessel body are defined by two horizontal engraved lines; there is a single horizontal engraved line just above the vessel base. The main engraved elements on the vessel body—probably repeated four times—are two concentric circles connected to the upper and lower horizontal engraved lines by two or three sets of three short vertical engraved lines. Inside the center of the concentric circles is a single arrow-shaped zone with a single vertical engraved line, while there are narrow bracket-shaped engraved elements attached to the outer concentric circle. These zones have horizontal hatched lines.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): cf. Avery Engraved
Decorative elements on cf. Avery Engraved bottle donated by Mrs. Joe Skinner.
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American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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