Vessel 174 (2003.08.221)
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and bone (<5% of the inclusions)
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
RIM AND LIP FORM: direct rim and a rounded, exterior folded 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, 4.6 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 8.2
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 14.4
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 13.0
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 5.2
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.71
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim panel has an engraved scroll and circle motif repeated three times around the vessel. Each of the central circle elements has a smaller circle inside it that has four pendant triangles on it, and one also has an even smaller central excised dot. The upper and lower scroll dividers—repeated three times—are triangular-shaped, with a sideways negative S-shaped element surrounded by hatched and excised lines.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: white pigment in engraved lines
TYPE [IF KNOWN]: Ripley Engraved, var. Galt
Ripley Engraved, var. Galt carinated bowl, Vessel 174, Burial 32.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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