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-2343 to V-2365.
ACCESSION NO.: 5425-2030
VESSEL NO.: V-2342
NON-PLASTICS: fine grog
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a straight to slightly tapered neck
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim with a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a low oxygen environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 4.4 mm, rim
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the upper neck
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the body and neck
HEIGHT (IN CM): 19.1
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 3.9
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 4.8; 13.6 cm wide at the widest part of the body
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 7.0
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.53 liters
DECORATION: The engraved motifs on the vessel body are delimited by four horizontal engraved lines at the top and bottom of the body; a red pigment had been rubbed in the engraved lines. The main motif on the body is repeated twice, and consists of a large engraved semi-circle or large ellipse with three distinct elements: a vertical hatched panel with two excised parabolas (and with two central small excised punctations) and one narrow oval (with a single short vertical engraved line within it); two sets of two vertical engraved lines; and two opposed hooked arm scroll lines attached to vertical engraved lines with short spurs or tick marks. The large semi-circles or ellipses are divided by two vertical hatched panels; these panels are nearly the same as the vertical hatched panels within the semi-circles or ellipses, except that they have two excised parabolas (with two excised punctations) and two narrow ovals with short vertical engraved lines within them.
TYPE: the bottle has elements of both Handy Engraved and Hatchel Engraved bottles (see Suhm and Jelks 1962:Plates 32 and 34)
Handy-Hatchel Engraved bottle (5425-2030): a, photograph; b, drawing by Bobby Gonzalez.
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American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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