VESSEL NO.: Burial 1, Vessel 8; 2003.08.629
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and hematite; sandy paste
VESSEL FORM: Carinated 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, body, and base; organic residue on the rim/lip
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 5.4 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 12.4
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 24.6
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 22.8
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 7.6; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 1.8
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim panel has alternating central circles and nested diamond engraved elements repeated twice each around the vessel. Both the circles and nested diamonds have a smaller inner diamond element; the diamond element within the circle and the nested diamond have four short rays or spurs at the corners. The nested diamond element is at the center of a horizontal scroll that ends with upper and lower open engraved brackets. Above and below each of the scrolls are small excised pendant triangles.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: white pigment in the engraved lines
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Ripley Engraved, var. McKinney
Ripley Engraved, var. McKinney carinated bowl, Herbert Taft cemetery, Burial 1, Vessel 8.
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American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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