Vessel 138 (2003.08.263)
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and hematite
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a globular body
RIM AND LIP FORM: everted rim and a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown; fire clouding on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 4.7 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 16.2
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 4.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 5.0; maximum body width is 11.0 cm
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 7.2
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.47
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): Defined by two upper and lower horizontal engraved lines, the vessel body has a circle and scroll motif repeated three times around the vessel. The central circle element is comprised of three increasingly larger concentric circles, the second of which has pendant triangles on it. The outermost circle is connected to the continuous scroll engraved line. The upper and lower scroll fill zones are triangles (one or two) with small open or excised triangles within; the larger triangles in the scroll fill zones have inward-pointing pendant triangles, while the smaller triangles have tick marks on them.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: red pigment in the engraved lines
TYPE [IF KNOWN]: Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified
Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified bottle, Vessel 138, Burial 27.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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