VESSEL NO.: 2003.08.0950
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and bone
VESSEL FORM: Compound bowl with four rim peaks (Figure 144)
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown; fire clouds on the rim
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown; fire clouds on the rim and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 5.3 mm; body, 6.0 mm; base, 9.7 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the rim
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 9.6
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 16.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 15.5
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 8.0; flat and circular
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 1.2
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The upper rim panel is plain, except for an engraved line under the lip, but the lower rim panel has an engraved scroll and circle motif that is repeated four times around the vessel. Each of the circle elements, comprised of multiple closely-spaced circular lines, is centered under the rim peaks. The upper and lower scroll fill zones are triangular areas with hatched brackets and ovals.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Ripley Engraved, var. Galt
Ripley Engraved, var. Galt compound bowl, Henry Williams cemetery, Vessel 2003.08.950.
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American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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