VESSEL NO.: Burial 12, Vessel 63; 2003.08.1423
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog, bone, and hematite
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and a rounded, exterior folded lip
CORE COLOR: C (incompletely oxidized during firing)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark yellowish-brown; fire clouds on the rim and base; organic residue on the body
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark yellowish-brown; fire clouds on the body
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 6.5 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 14.2
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 31.6
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 31.0
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 8.4; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 4.0
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim panel has a central circle that is repeated four times around the vessel. The circle has a smaller circle within it that has excised pendant triangles on it. The central circles are bracketed by horizontal scrolls with cross-hatched columns at either end. Above and below the scrolls (but not the central circles) are excised pendant triangles.
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, cf. var. McKinney
Ripley Engraved, cf. var. McKinney carinated bowl, Frank Smith cemetery, Burial 12, Vessel 63.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41ur326, Burial 12, Vessel 63, 2003.08.1423" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Ripley Engraved. 421.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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