SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: H. R. Taylor
VESSEL NO.: 730, Burial A-56
VESSEL FORM: Bottle
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and bone
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: red
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 4.6 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 17.3
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 4.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 4.9; maximum body diameter: 11.2 cm
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 5.0 cm, circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.4
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The exterior vessel surface has a red slip along with engraved elements. The upper part of the vessel body has three horizontal engraved lines, and there are two horizontal engraved lines at the bottom of the body. Between the horizontal engraved lines are four sets of upper and lower large stacked engraved pendant triangles with an inner triangle element. Between the stacked triangles are four separate large oval or tear-shaped engraved elements with an inner oval-shaped element.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): cf. Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified
Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified bottle, No. 730, H. R. Taylor site.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41HS3, 730, Burial A-56" (2018). Index of Texas Archaeology: Ripley Engraved. 202.
American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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