VESSEL NO.: 3-16-85
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: bone
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded, exterior folded lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown; fire clouds on the body and base
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown; fire clouds on the body and base
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 6.1 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 11.5
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 24.4
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 24.1
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 8.0; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 1.7
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim panel has four sets of engraved nested triangles divided by opposed sets of curvilinear engraved lines. Each nested triangle has a central circle with a small excised dot; the circle is surrounded by a series of vertical to curvilinear engraved lines. Opposite each nested triangle motif are triangular scroll fill zones with vertical to curvilinear engraved lines.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: red pigment in the engraved lines
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): cf. Ripley Engraved, var. Williams
Ripley Engraved, var. Williams carinated bowl.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "Arms Creek, 3-16-85" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Ripley Engraved. 415.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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