SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Wm. Handy Place
CONTEXT INFORMATION: From a grave in a cemetery excavated by Horace McLendon in the fall of 1941. Associated vessels (from several graves dug at that time) include V-2342 to V-2365.
ACCESSION NO.: 5425-2022
VESSEL NO.: V-2344
NON-PLASTICS: fine grog
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a flaring neck
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim with a flaring neck
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: very dark gray
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: very dark gray
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 5.4 mm, neck
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the upper neck
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 22.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 4.8
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 4.1; 18.0 cm in width at the widest part of the body
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 6.7
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.59 liters
DECORATION: The vessel body has a circular engraved motif that is repeated four times. The motif consists of alternating circular engraved lines (three lines) or circular dashed lines (two lines), and each motif shares part of one of the circular dashed lines. Suspended from the top of the bottle body are four repeating triangular elements with hatched lines in each corner of the triangle; these elements are set above the area where the larger circular motifs merge and help to divide the circular engraved motifs.
TYPE: Belcher Engraved, var. Ogden
Belcher Engraved, var. Ogden bottle (5425-2022): a, photograph; b, drawing by Bobby Gonzalez.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "3LA1, V-2344" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Belcher Engraved. 12.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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