VESSEL NO.: Tiemann Vessel No. 1
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog, bone, and hematite
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: H (fired in a reducing or low oxygen environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 7.6 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 12.7
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 26.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 25.5
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 8.5 cm, circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 2.0
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim panel of the vessel has an engraved scroll and circle motif repeated four times around the vessel. The central element in the motif are four sets of engraved circles with a smaller inner circle. The central circles are connected to each other by engraved slanting scrolls. The upper and lower scroll fill zones have negative ovals outlined by hatched or excised brackets and triangular hatched areas. One negative oval in either upper or lower scroll fill zones has a single short curvilinear excised line or spur within it. The vessel body has vertical brushing marks that extend to within 30 mm of the vessel base.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: red pigment in the engraved lines
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Ripley Engraved, var. Galt (see Fields et al. 2014:Table 8.6; Perttula et al. 2012:Figure 5)
Decorative elements on a Ripley Engraved, var. Galt carinated bowl from East Texas that has been recently donated to TARL.
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American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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