VESSEL NO.: Burial 5, Vessel 13; 2003.08.293
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
VESSEL FORM: Jar with four rim peaks and four strap handles (3.1 cm in length, 1.7 cm in width, and 0.7 cm in thickness) (Figure 227)
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and a rounded, exterior folded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: grayish-brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: grayish-brown; fire clouds on the rim and body
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 5.3 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
HEIGHT (IN CM): 14.6 cm between rim peaks; 15.1 cm at rim peaks
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 15.7
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 13.7
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 6.4; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 1.4
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim has a continuous series of vertical incised lines, as well as a row of tool punctations under the lip; the punctations follow the lip and rim peaks.
The vessel body has an appliqued fillet motif, repeated four times around the vessel, defined by a single horizontal appliqued fillet at the rim-body juncture. The main element in the motif is an appliqued diamond with a central appliqued node; the diamonds are connected by a simple appliqued scroll. On either side of the scroll and appliqued diamonds are semi-circular appliqued fillets, two concentric fillets above the diamonds and scroll line, and single semi-circles below the diamonds and scroll line.
The four strap handles are located under the rim peaks. They are decorated with three vertical appliqued ridges.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Harleton Appliqued
Harleton Appliqued jar, Frank Smith cemetery, Burial 5, Vessel 13.
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American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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