SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Hatchel (41BW3)
VESSEL NO.: 6-1-2; Burial Plot 1, Burial 1
VESSEL FORM: Bottle
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: H (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black; fire clouds on the rim and body
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 4.8 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 13.3
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 3.7
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 3.9; maximum body diameter of 8.2 cm
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 5.0 cm; circular and rounded
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.27
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): There are three horizontal engraved lines at the top of the vessel panel and a body panel with four sets of an engraved motif. The motif consists of a large semi-circle filled with vertical engraved lines; one vertical line is bifurcated near the top of the semi-circle. The motifs are divided by a single vertical engraved line that merges with an engraved pendant triangle; the pendant triangles have either diagonal opposed lines or excised opposed zones.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: red pigment in the engraved lines
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Hatchel Engraved
Hatchel Engraved bottle (6-1-2) in Burial 1 in Burial Plot 1 at the Hatchel site. Photograph courtesy of TARL.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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