VESSEL NO.: UC 6, 2003.08.1791
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and hematite
VESSEL FORM: conjoined carinated bowl rim and globular bottle body
RIM AND LIP FORM: Inverted rim and rounded, exterior folded lip; two sets of four suspension holes
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: red
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: red
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 4.4 mm; body, 3.9 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 14.4
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 10.2
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 11.4; 16.1 cm maximum body diameter
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 5.3; circular and rounded
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.88
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The vessel has a red slip on both vessel surfaces. The rim of the carinated bowl section has an engraved meandering scroll motif repeated four times around the vessel, with small tick marks on the scroll center line. Upper and lower scroll fill elements include large ovals defined by vertical lines and brackets.
The lower vessel section has two sets of two suspension holes at the upper part of the body. The remainder of the bottle body has four sets of engraved curvilinear meanders and circles. The engraved meanders are filled with small tool punctates. The engraved circles have an outer circle filled with tool punctates, while the inner circle is plain. Webb illustrates a very similar decorated Hodges Engraved vessel from Belcher phase contexts (ca. A.D. 1500-1700) at the Belcher site in Northwest Louisiana, and Suhm and Jelks (1962:Plate 38a) document a Hodges Engraved conjoined vessel from the Riley site (41UR2).
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Hodges Engraved
Hodges Engraved conjoined vessel, Frank Smith Refinery burial, Vessel 2003.08.1791.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41UR327, UC 6, 2003.08.1791" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Hodges Engraved. 22.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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