SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: George T. Wright Collection, Red River County, Texas
VESSEL NO.: GTW-507 [TX 140/1], S. R. R.
VESSEL FORM: Rattle bowl section
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: shell
RIM AND LIP FORM: Inverted rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: reddish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: reddish-brown
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 3.4 mm; base, 5.0 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 5.5
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 8.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): N/A
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: N/A
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.2
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The vessel section has parts of two appliqued rattle covered with small appliqued nodes at the center of a series of three concentric engraved circles. The appliqued rattle is 4.0 cm in diameter and 3.3 cm in length. Between the rattle nodes are bracket-shaped engraved elements filled with circles and ovals as primary motifs as well as vertical, diagonal, and horizontal hatching as secondary motifs.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): cf. Avery Engraved
Avery Engraved rattle bowl section, GTW-507.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "Red River County, Texas, GTW-507 [TX 140/1]" (2020). Index of Texas Archaeology: Avery Engraved. 20.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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