SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: George T. Wright Collection, Red River County, Texas
VESSEL NO.: GTW-481 [TX 131/1], B. R. R.
VESSEL FORM: Effigy bowl with tab tail
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and flat lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark yellowish-brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 5.8 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 7.3; 12.1 cm to the top of the effigy head
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 18.1
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): N/A
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 8.9 cm, circular and rounded
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.5
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The vessel has three widely-spaced smoothed over horizontal incised lines that intersect with a set of six concentric semi-circular lines under the tab tail (Figure 64). The top of the tab tail (20 mm in length and 48 mm in width) has an excised oval-shaped area.
The bird-shaped effigy head faces inward towards the tab tail; it has three smoothed-over incised lines on the top and at the sides of the head. The effigy head is 48.0 mm in height, 13.0 mm in width, and 11.6 mm in thickness.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: red pigment in smoothed over incised lines
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): East Incised (see Suhm and Jelks 1962:41 and Plate 21)
East Incised effigy bowl, GTW-481.
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