VESSEL NO.: Burial 3, Vessel 6, M-5; 2003.08.193
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and bone
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a flaring neck
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: A (fired and cooled in an oxidizing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: light yellowish-brown; fire clouds on the lip
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: light yellowish-brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 4.9 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 14.1
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 4.6
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 4.3; 8.5 cm maximum body diameter
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 5.9
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.33
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The vessel body has an engraved motif repeated four times around the vessel. The top of the motif is defined by two horizontal engraved lines, and the motif is in a panel defined by vertical engraved lines and large triangles at either end of the panel; the triangles are either open or have smaller excised or open triangles or oval-shaped areas within them.
The primary element in the motif is a large circle with a smaller circle within it. The smaller circle has an excised swastika within it.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: red pigment in engraved lines
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified
Ripley Engraved, var. unspecified bottle, Frank Smith cemetery, Burial 3, Vessel 6.
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American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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