SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: George T. Wright Collection, Red River County, Texas
VESSEL NO.: GTW-509 [TX 142/1], B. R. R.
VESSEL FORM: Bowl
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: shell
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded, exterior folded lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark reddish-brown; fire clouds on the rim and body
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 5.0 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 7.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 13.3
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): N/A
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 5.8 cm, circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.4
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The vessel has upper and lower panels with engraved motifs and elements repeated five times on the upper panel and four times on the lower panel. The engraved motif consists of a single horizontal and vertical scroll line with horizontal and vertical scroll fill zones on either side of the scroll line that are filled with hatched lines. Each of the scroll fill zones ends in an open engraved circle element.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): cf. Barkman Engraved (see Suhm and Jelks 1962:Plate 4a-a’)
Barkman Engraved bowl, GTW-509.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "Red River County, Texas, GTW-509 [TX 142/1]" (2020). Index of Texas Archaeology: Barkman Engraved. 26.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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