SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Paul Mitchell
VESSEL NO.: 341-423, Burial 6
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a short neck
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded 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; fire clouds on the neck and body
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 4.9 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 22.5
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 5.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 6.1; maximum body diameter is 15.2 cm
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 4.8; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.43
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The top and bottom of the vessel body are decorated with three equally-spaced horizontal engraved lines. Between these engraved lines are three slanting scroll motifs composed of narrow hatched zones that end in curvilinear hooked arm elements; there are open pendant triangle elements on the slanting and curvilinear scroll lines, and adjacent curvilinear scroll lines. Above and below the slanting scroll motifs are five rectangular engraved elements with narrow curvilinear and/or horizontal zones filled with hatched or cross-hatched lines, semi-circle, or circles with small inner circles. In lieu of a rectangular element the upper scroll fill zone has two horizontal engraved lines that connect with one of the sets of curvilinear scroll lines.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Haley Engraved
Haley Engraved bottle in Burial 6 in Mathews excavations at the Paul Mitchell site (41BW4).
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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