Vessel 29 (2003.08.492)
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and sandy paste
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a short neck
RIM AND LIP FORM: direct rim and a flat lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: light brown; dark grayish-brown fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): neck, 5.2 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the neck, and occasional smoothing on the body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 10.8
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 4.3
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 4.3; maximum body diameter is 7.6 mm
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 5.7
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.25
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): There are two horizontal engraved lines at the top of the vessel body panel, and a third at the bottom of the body. Between there are two panels separated by sets of three vertical engraved lines. The panels themselves have opposed sets of concentric semi-circles surrounded by excised areas with negative ovals and negative S-shaped elements.
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 29, Burial 6.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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