VESSEL NO.: Burial 1, Vessel 10; 2003.08.1427
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and bone
VESSEL FORM: Compound bowl
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and a rounded, exterior folded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown; fire clouds on the rim panels
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 7.0 mm; body, 6.8 mm; base, 11.9 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): ca. 22.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 34.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 33.8
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 8.0; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 6.0
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The upper rim panel has two widely-spaced horizontal engraved lines; the upper line has a row of excised pendant triangles or tick marks. The lower rim panel has an engraved continuous scroll motif probably repeated four times around the vessel. The upper and lower scroll fill zones are elongated triangular areas with negative ovals and excised corners; one of the upper zone negative ovals has a central dot within it.
There is also a single horizontal engraved line on the interior vessel surface at the carination.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Ripley Engraved, var. Carpenter
Ripley Engraved, var. Carpenter compound bowl sherds, Herbert Taft cemetery, Burial 1, Vessel 10.
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American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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