VESSEL NO.: Burial 5, Vessel 37; 2003.08.568
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog, bone, and organics
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown; resin-like organic residue on the rim
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark reddish-brown; thick organic residue on the rim and body
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 7.6 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 11.4
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 22.2
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 18.8
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 8.8; flat and circular
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 1.52
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim panel has a motif repeated four times that features central engraved circles and nested diamonds. The central circles have two inner circles, one of which has excised pendant triangles on it. The nested diamond elements have inner diamonds; the corners of the larger nested diamond have small excised triangles.
The nested diamond element is the central part of a horizontal scroll that has upper and lower excised vertical brackets. There are rows of excised pendant triangles both above and below the horizontal scroll line.
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. McKinney
Ripley Engraved, var. McKinney carinated bowl, Enis Smith cemetery, Burial 5, Vessel 37.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41UR317, Burial 5, Vessel 37, 2003.08.568" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Ripley Engraved. 397.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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