SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Richard Patton
VESSEL NO.: 41AN26-11
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and hematite
VESSEL FORM: Square bowl with two perforated lug handles
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: brown; fire clouds on the body and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 5.3 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the body
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 8.5
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 9.3
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): N/A
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 6.5; square and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.3
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): There are single horizontal engraved lines under the lip and just above the base of the vessel. Only on two sides of the vessel do the lines under the lip have downward-pointing excised tick marks. The vessel body has a series of six diagonal opposed engraved lines; on two sides the lines have excised tick marks that are upwards-pointing, while on the other two sides the tick marks point downwards. At the base of the design on each side is an engraved triangle. On two sides, the triangles have outward-pointing tick marks (and a smaller inner and open triangle), while the other two sides have a basal triangle element with inward-pointing tick marks.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: white pigment in the engraved lines
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Patton Engraved, var. unspecified.
Patton Engraved, var. unspecified square bowl from the Richard Patton site.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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