SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Lester Bros. Plantation, 1929
CONTEXT INFORMATION: From a grave in a Caddo cemetery.
ACCESSION NO.: 5425-909
VESSEL NO.: V-173
NON-PLASTICS: fine grog
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a bulbous or spool-shaped neck
RIM AND LIP FORM: Flaring or everted rim with a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a low oxygen environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black; brown fire clouds on the body
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 5.2 mm, rim
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the neck
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 19.2
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 6.3
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 4.8; 16.0 cm at the widest part of the body
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 6.25
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.48 liters
DECORATION: Immediately below the bottle neck is a narrow zone of closely-spaced opposed hatched engraved lines. Below that are three stacked tiers of cross-hatched engraved fill zones and negative meandering scrolls that are repeated four times around the vessel. Each of the cross-hatched engraved zones has eight negative ovals within it. Radiating from a single engraved line that encircles the base are four triangles with cross-hatched engraved corners and a single central negative oval; each triangle has a single graceful curved line that hooks towards the bottom of the cross-hatched fill zones.
TYPE: Hodges Engraved, var. Candler
Hodges Engraved, var. Candler bottle (5425-909): a, side view; b, view of the vessel base.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "3LA48, V-173" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Hodges Engraved. 20.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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