SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: J. O. and Henry Brown
VESSEL NO.: 2003.08.107, Burial 4, Vessel No. 8
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: bone, grog, and sandy paste
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark brown to black; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: light brown to brownish-red; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 2.3 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished and smudged
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 9.2
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 15.1
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 14.7
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 6.8; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.83
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim has three horizontal engraved lines with sets of three vertical engraved lines around the vessel. The vessel body has four stacked horizontal and curvilinear engraved scrolls with excised pendant triangles along the scroll line; these scrolls extend to the vessel base. The engraved scroll motifs are divided by brackets with sets of three or four diagonal engraved lines in the central part of the brackets. The upper and lower scroll fill zones have sets of three vertical engraved lines (see also Jones 1968:Plate 24f-f’).
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: white in engraved lines
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Natchitoches Engraved
Natchitoches Engraved carinated bowl, Burial 4, Vessel No. 8, J. O. and Henry Brown site.
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American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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