VESSEL NO.: Burial 8, Vessel 30; 2003.08.274
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and a rounded, exterior folded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown; fire clouds on the lower body and base
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 6.9 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 11.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 22.1
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 22.0
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 8.0; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 1.5
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim panel has an engraved circle and nested triangle motif repeated three times around the vessel. There is an extra fourth engraved circle on the rim panel, separated from the others by a vertical excised bracket. Each of the circles have a nested diamond element within, and the nested triangles alternate with the circles. The nested triangles have oval-shaped elements within, defined by small excised triangles within the larger nested triangle, and the ovals have a single distinctive spur element within them. Other elements include triangular-shaped zones with vertical engraved lines and a small excised triangle.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Ripley Engraved, cf. var. Cash
Ripley Engraved, cf. var. Cash carinated bowl, Frank Smith cemetery, Burial 8, Vessel 30.
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American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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