VESSEL NO.: Burial 9, Vessel 65; 2003.08.1808
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and bone
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: grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: grayish-brown with fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 5.4 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 8.6
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 18.5
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 17.3
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 6.0; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.95
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim panel features alternating circle in circle and diamond within diamond elements that are each repeated two times. The diamond within diamond element is the central feature in a horizontal scroll motif that is also repeated four times; the scrolls do not connect with the circle and circle elements. Above and below each of the scrolls are small excised pendant triangles.
There is also a single horizontal engraved line on the interior vessel surface at the carination point.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: white pigment in engraved lines on exterior surface
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Ripley Engraved, var. McKinney
Ripley Engraved, var. McKinney carinated bowl, Enis Smith cemetery, Burial 9, Vessel 65.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41UR317, Burial 9, Vessel 65, 2003.08.1808" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Ripley Engraved. 387.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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