VESSEL NO.: Burial 4, Vessel 57; 2003.08.237
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and hematite
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and 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 base
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 5.6 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 7.7
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 16.7
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 15.3
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 5.4; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.77
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim panel has an engraved motif that features two central circles with excised dots, two nested diamond elements, and a horizontal and vertical scroll line. Above and below the scroll lines are small pendant triangles and horizontal dash marks. The diamonds have a negative circle at its center that has been defined by excising.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: white pigment in engraved lines
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Ripley Engraved, var. McKinney
Ripley Engraved, var. McKinney carinated bowl, Frank Smith cemetery, Burial 4, Vessel 57.
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