Vessel 120 (2003.08.653)
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
VESSEL FORM: Bottle
RIM AND LIP FORM: direct rim; the lip is missing
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown; fire clouding on the base and body
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 5.3 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 22.5+
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 4.7
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 4.2; maximum body width is 16.3 cm
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 9.5
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.86+
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The vessel body is decorated with an engraved concentric semi-circle motif repeated three times around the body, defined top and bottom by two or three horizontal engraved lines, respectively. Each concentric semi-circle element has four semi-circles, two of which have small outward-pointing pendant triangles. Inside the smallest semi-circle is a plain engraved triangle element.
Nestled between each of the three concentric semi-circle elements are three lower nested engraved triangles. One has a small central oval and inward-pointing hatched pendant triangles, another has a small hatched triangle and negative oval within it, and the third nested triangle has hatched and cross-hatched corners, a negative oval, and a concentric circle element next to the negative oval.
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 120, Burial 24.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41UR315, Burial 24, Vessel 120" (2018). Index of Texas Archaeology: Ripley Engraved. 222.
American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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