Vessel 199 (2003.08.1762)
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and bone (<5% of temper inclusions)
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a carinated body
RIM AND LIP FORM: direct 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 lower body and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 5.1 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 20.3
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 5.2
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 5.0; maximum body width is 15.4 cm
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 9.0
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.73
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The vessel body has four sets of engraved concentric circles. Three sets have a central circle with a swastika in circle motif, as well as a second circle with pendant triangles. The fourth central circle does not have a swastika in circle element. The circles are divided by cross-hatched brackets. At the top of the brackets are four small concentric circle elements, three of which have a central inner circle. Finally, there are three sets of four vertical engraved lines at the bottom of each of the central circle motifs.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE [IF KNOWN]: Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified
Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified bottle, Vessel 199, Burial 35.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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