SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Tuck Carpenter
VESSEL NO.: Burial 41, Pot 5
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a collared neck
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark gray (10YR 4/1)
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark gray (10YR 4/1)
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 5.4 mm, neck
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 20.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 5.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 5.6; maximum body diameter is 14.5 cm
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 8.0
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.64 liters
DECORATION: The vessel body has an engraved and vertically-oriented scroll and circle motif repeated four times around the vessel. The large central circles have a smaller swastika-in-circle element within them. Above and below the central engraved circles are either large rectangular or curvilinear engraved zones; the rectangular zones have cross-hatched triangles at the corners, while the curvilinear engraved zone has negative ovals outlined by cross-hatching. A final engraved element in the decoration of this body are smaller engraved circles with four excised rays within a diamond-shaped area on either side of the large central circle and swastika-in-circle motif. A red clay pigment has also been rubbed in the engraved lines.
TYPE: Ripley Engraved, var. Ripley
Ripley Engraved, var. Ripley bottle, Burial 41, Pot 5, Tuck Carpenter site.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "Burial 41, Pot 5, Tuck Carpenter" (2020). Index of Texas Archaeology: Ripley Engraved. 553.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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