SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: H. R. Taylor
VESSEL NO.: 196, Burial A-15
VESSEL FORM: Conjoined vessel: upper portion is a carinated bowl and the lower portion is a bowl
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: bone
RIM AND LIP FORM: Inverted rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: red
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: red
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 7.6 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 11.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 11.2
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 11.8
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 6.0 cm, circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.7
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim area of the carinated bowl portion of the vessel has a negative continuous scroll motif repeated around the rim. The negative continuous scroll motif is outlined by large upper and lower hatched triangular scroll fill zones. The body portion of the carinated bowl has engraved circle and nested triangle elements repeated four times around the vessel, consistent with Ripley Engraved, var. Cash decorative elements. The lower part of the vessel, the bowl portion has hooked arm elements of curvilinear scrolls (Taylor Engraved). The upper and lower parts of the scroll fill zones have sets of hatched triangular engraved lines and negative ovals created by excised bracket elements.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Ripley Engraved, var. Cash-Taylor Engraved
Photograph of conjoined Ripley Engraved, var. Cash-Taylor Engraved vessel No. 196 in Burial A-15 at the H. R. Taylor site.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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