SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: George T. Wright Collection, Red River County, Texas
VESSEL NO.: GTW-519 [TX 144/1], B. R. R.
VESSEL FORM: Beaker with opposed suspension holes (2.2 mm in diameter)
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: shell
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 5.2 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 9.3
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 5.3
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): N/A
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 7.1 cm, circular and rounded
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.4
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The beaker is divided into upper and lower panels by a single horizontal engraved line. The upper panel has four sets of triangles marked by diagonal engraved lines and hatched diagonal lines, with triangle and hatched semi-circular elements nested within; this decorative motif is similar to the Inscribed 3b (Avery Engraved) defined by Dowd (2011:65 and Figure 5.35).
The lower panel has three sets of three vertical engraved lines. The areas between the vertical engraved lines are filled with sets of curvilinear engraved lines, a hatched curvilinear zone, a hatched semi-circle element pendant from a vertical engraved line, and an excised pendant triangle element.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Avery Engraved
Avery Engraved beaker, GTW-519.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "Red River County, Texas, GTW-519 [TX 144/1]" (2020). Index of Texas Archaeology: Avery Engraved. 19.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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