Vessel 26 (2003.08.1264)
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
VESSEL FORM: Compound bowl with two opposed strap handles
RIM AND LIP FORM: everted rim with a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment but cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown; fire clouding
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 4.7 mm; body, 5.5 mm; base, 8.2 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 6.5
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 10.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 10.5
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 5.2
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.52
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The upper rim panel is plain, but the lower rim panel has a simple engraved diagonal scroll motif repeated four times around the vessel. Each set of two diagonal scrolls begins and ends at one of the two strap handles (32 mm in width) that reach from the lip to the bottom of lower rim panel. Dividing the set of scrolls is a narrow diagonal zone with sets of hatched lines.
The strap handles are also decorated. They have opposed sets of engraved semi-circles.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE [IF KNOWN]: Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified
Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified compound bowl, Vessel 26, Burial 5.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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