Vessel 162 (2003.08.859)
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and hematite; sandy paste
VESSEL FORM: Compound bowl with four rim peaks
RIM AND LIP FORM: everted rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown; fire clouding on the rim, body, and base
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown; fire clouding on the body and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 6.3 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 8.4; 9.0 cm at rim peaks
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 17.2
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 16.5
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 8.5
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 1.2
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The upper rim panel is plain. The lower rim panel has an engraved motif repeated four times around the vessel. The motif consists of a paired backwards and negative S-shaped element separated from a concentric oval-shaped area by horizontal hatching. The pair of elements are also connected by upper and lower triangles.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE [IF KNOWN]: Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified
Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified compound bowl, Vessel 162, Burial 30.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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