Vessel 46 (2003.08.1857)
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and hematite
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with long and slightly flaring neck
RIM AND LIP FORM: direct rim and a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: reddish-brown; fire clouding at the neck
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: reddish-brown; fire clouding on the neck, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): neck, 5.6 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished at the neck
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 16.3
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 4.9
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 4.8; 9.7 cm maximum body diameter
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 8.2
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.53
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The main engraved decoration on the vessel body is in a panel defined by two upper and lower horizontal engraved lines. The panel is divided into four sub-panels by vertical brackets. The main element in each sub-panel is a concentric circle: at the center of three of the concentric circles is a small equal arm cross; one of the concentric circle panels has a small swastika in circle element. Within each panel are semi-circles and two small sets of horizontal or vertical lines that connect the outer panel with the concentric circles.
The vertical brackets have upper and lower semi-circles. They also have a set of closely-spaced horizontal engraved lines across their middle, as well as miscellaneous engraved lines that extend from the outer bracket to the interior semi-circles.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: red pigment in engraved lines on vessel body
TYPE [IF KNOWN]: Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified
Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified bottle, Vessel 46, Burial 9.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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