Vessel 83 (2003.08.1100)
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
VESSEL FORM: Compound bowl
RIM AND LIP FORM: everted rim with a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark yellowish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark yellowish-brown; fire clouding on rim and body
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): body, 5.1 mm; base, 7.9 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): N/A
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 14.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 14.9
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): N/A
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): N/A
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The upper rim panel is plain, but the lower rim panel has an engraved motif. The motif consists of a scroll with the central element comprised of a series of five or six ovals or semi-circles. The ovals or semi-circles were defined by a series of closely-spaced arcing lines and/or cross-hatched zones. The upper and lower scroll fill zones have within them either a series of closely-spaced hatched lines or closely-spaced sets of two diagonal lines.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE [IF KNOWN]: cf. Ripley Engraved, var. Caldwell
Ripley Engraved, var. Caldwell compound bowl sherds, Vessel 83, Burial 17.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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