SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: George T. Wright Collection, Red River County, Texas
VESSEL NO.: GTW-468 [TX 128/1], B. R. R.
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: shell
RIM AND LIP FORM: Inverted rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 3.3 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 8.2
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 17.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 18.0
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 7.0 cm, circular and convex
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.8
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The upper rim panel has a grooved line, perhaps not a decorative element but a way to differentiate between the upper and lower rim panel. The lower rim panel is defined by a single horizontal engraved line at the top, another horizontal engraved line at the bottom (and just above the carination), and four sets of three vertical engraved lines. The areas between the sets of vertical engraved lines have excised tick marks pendant from the upper and lower horizontal engraved lines with the panel. The rim also has right to left (i.e., from back to front of the lip) notching on the lip.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: red pigment in the engraved lines
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Simms Engraved
Simms Engraved carinated bowl, GTW-468: a, side view; b, decorative elements.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "Red River County, Texas, GTW-468 [TX 128/1]" (2020). Index of Texas Archaeology: Simms Engraved. 105.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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