Vessel 145 (2003.08.448)
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and bone (<5% of inclusions)
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a carinated body
RIM AND LIP FORM: direct rim and a rounded, exterior folded, lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: reddish-brown
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 6.2 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 20.2
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 5.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 5.1; maximum body width is 15.0 cm
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 8.5
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.69
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The vessel body has an engraved concentric semi-circle motif repeated three times around the vessel, and connected with each other by a curvilinear scroll with pendant triangles. The concentric semi-circle motif has two semi-circles, one of which also has pendant triangles on it. The lower scroll fill zone has two curvilinear lines that encircle the vessel body, and below them—above the body carination—is a zone filled with sets of three to five short vertical engraved lines.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE [IF KNOWN]: Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified
Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified bottle, Vessel 145, Burial 28.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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