SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Johns
VESSEL NO.: Burial 27, Pot 9
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and a rounded, exterior folded lip
CORE COLOR: H (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: brown (7.5YR 4/3); organic residue on the rim
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark brown (7.5YR 3/3); thick organic residue on the rim and body (Figure 186), almost obscuring the decoration on the rim
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 5.0 mm, rim; 4.5 mm, body
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 6.5
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 19.2
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 17.5
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 9.0
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.75 liters
DECORATION: The rim has an engraved scroll and circle motif repeated four times around the vessel. The central large circles each have a smaller centrally-placed open circle within them. The scroll fill zones are excised triangular zones. A white kaolin clay pigment has been rubbed in the engraved lines. There is also an interior engraved line at the carination point.
TYPE: Ripley Engraved, var. Galt
Ripley Engraved, var. Galt carinated bowl, Burial 27, Pot 9. Note the thick organic residue on the vessel rim.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41CP12, Burial 27, Pot 9" (2018). Index of Texas Archaeology: Ripley Engraved. 109.
American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
Tell us how this article helped you.