VESSEL NO.: Burial 11, Vessel 85; 2003.08.198
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog, bone, and hematite
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with flaring neck
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: reddish-brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 5.4 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 15.3
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 4.4
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 5.0; maximum body diameter is 9.3 cm
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 6.5; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.40
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The vessel body has an engraved circle in circle element that is repeated four times around the vessel. Each circle has a small inner circle with crossed engraved lines. The circles are divided from each other by large pendant triangles that are nestled against the outer and largest circle. These triangles either have excised corners and a single spur element, or simply have the spur element.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: red pigment in the engraved lines
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified
Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified bottle, Enis Smith cemetery, Burial 11, Vessel 85.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41UR317, Burial 11, Vessel 85, 2003.08.198" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Ripley Engraved. 375.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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