VESSEL NO.: Burial 9, Vessel 36; 2003.08.1844
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog, hematite, and bone
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
RIM AND LIP FORM: Inverted rim and a rounded, exterior folded lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark yellowish-brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 6.4 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the rim
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 6.8
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 11.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 13.4
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 5.2
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.45
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim panel has a scroll motif repeated four times around the vessel. Each scroll is divided from the other by engraved brackets composed of four arcing lines. The elongated and triangular-shaped scroll fill zones are composed of a series of short curvilinear lines, with a short spur at one end. The end of the scroll hooks around that spur.
There is also a single horizontal engraved line on the interior surface at the carination.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified or Taylor Engraved
Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified or Taylor Engraved carinated bowl, Frank Smith cemetery, Burial 9, Vessel 36.
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American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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