Vessel 55 (2003.08.706)
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and sandy paste
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a carinated body and collared neck
RIM AND LIP FORM: direct rim; lip missing
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a low oxygen environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: gray; fire clouding
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): neck, 6.7 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 12.8+
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 3.7
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 3.3-3.8
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 6.4
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.33+
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The engraved design on the vessel body consists of two upper and two lower semi-circles with excised triangles or rays on the outer semi-circle. These elements occur on either side of a meandering scroll with small hatched zones and attached pendant triangles, as well as negative S elements attached to the lower side of the scroll. The upper part of the scroll has a small hatched triangle enclosed within a rectangular-shaped area.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: red pigment in the engraved designs on the vessel body
TYPE [IF KNOWN]: cf. Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified
Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified bottle, Vessel 55, Burial 12.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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