VESSEL NO.: No Number
VESSEL FORM: Jar with a tall rim
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: shell
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air, see Teltser 1993:Figure 2f)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: red
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: red
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 5.4 mm; body, 6.0 mm; base, 8.0 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 19.1+ (according to Hampton and Moore [1936:65], when complete, the jar stood 27.3 cm high)
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 29.6
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 22.8
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 8.3 cm, circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 4.2+ (probably ca. 10.5 liters)
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The tall rim has five horizontal engraved lines, three with either upward- or downward-pointing tick marks. Between these sets of lines is a narrow zone filled with horizontal scroll lines and single upper and lower excised tick marks; the horizontal scroll lines are divided by excised brackets with negative S-shaped elements.
The vessel body has concentric semi-circular engraved lines, the innermost of which has tick marks; these elements begin along a single horizontal engraved line near the base of the jar body. Surrounding these concentric lines are narrow curvilinear excised zones with spur elements next to zones with hooked arm engraved elements.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Avery Engraved (see Suhm and Jelks 1962:Plate 1a-a’)
Decorative elements on the rim of an Avery Engraved jar from the Howard Hampton Farm (41RR10).
Decorative elements on the body of an Avery Engraved jar from the Howard Hampton Farm (41RR10).
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American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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