SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Battle Place
ACCESSION NO.: 5425-751
CONTEXT INFORMTION: Found in a plowed-up grave by Dan Jenkins in 1934, together with V-1122 to V-1136 and V-159 to V-162.
VESSEL NO.: V-1132
VESSEL FORM: Bottle
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim with a rounded and 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: brown
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 4.7 mm, rim
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the rim
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the neck and body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 19.0; neck height, 6.5 cm
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 3.9
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 4.5; 15.5 cm wide at the widest point on the vessel body
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): N/A, rounded base
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.40 liters
DECORATION: The top of the bottle body has six horizontal engraved lines that are bisected by three sets of three vertical appliqued ridges (cf. Suhm and Jelks 1962:Plate 23o-p). A white kaolin clay pigment had been rubbed in the engraved lines. A similar Friendship Engraved bottle has been documented from a burial at the Wm. Handy Place.
The lower part of the body has three sets of narrow concentric engraved zones, each partially filled with hatched or cross-hatched areas; one of the two concentric engraved zones in each set has a cross-hatched element that closely resembles the decoration seen on the bodies of engraved canebrake rattlesnake Caddo bottles (Walters 2006). The lower concentric element encircles three short vertical appliqued ridges. On either side of the central engraved-appliqued motifs on the lower body are three rectilinear cross-hatched engraved zones with negative ovals and triangles.
TYPE: Friendship Engraved
Friendship Engraved bottle (5425-751): a, photograph; b, drawing by Bobby Gonzalez.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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