SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Battle Place
CONTEXT INFORMATION: This vessel was found in one of the mounds at the Battle site, sometime before 1932; which mound is not known, although apparently it was not the large primary Battle mound.
ACCESSION NO.: 5425-1391
VESSEL NO.: V-1014
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a long neck
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: H (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: strong brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 6.2 mm, rim
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the rim
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the rim and body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 19.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 3.9
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 4.8; 12.0 cm wide at the widest point on the vessel body
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 6.6
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.50 liters
DECORATION: This bottle has an unusual design of two panels set off by diagonal grooves that begin at the top of the vessel body and extend almost to the base. There are also a series of horizontal engraved lines at the top of the vessel body.
The first engraved body panel has two parts divided by a central diagonal engraved band and an intersecting central horizontal engraved band. Each part has half circles with spurs, ovals, and hatched brackets. The second panel is divided by a scroll with spurs with an embedded, spurred, circle. On the upper left hand side of the panel is a small rectangular area (with spurs along the outside of the rectangle) filled with hooked engraved lines, cross-hatched bands, excised brackets, and hatched half circles. The lower right hand side of the panel has a corresponding small rectangular area, but it has half circles, small circles, and cross-hatched brackets.
TYPE: Haley Engraved
Haley Engraved bottle (5425-1391): a, photograph; b, drawing by Bobby Gonzalez.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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