SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: George T. Wright Collection, Red River County, Texas
VESSEL NO.: GTW-459 [TX 124/1), B. R. R.
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl with rounded shoulders
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: shell
RIM AND LIP FORM: Inverted and direct rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: very dark brown
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 3.2 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 6.3
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 9.1
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 11.3
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 5.0 cm, circular and convex
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.3
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The lower rim panel has been marked by a single horizontal engraved line; the upper rim panel is plain. There are four sets of semi-circular engraved elements with upward-pointing tick marks on the lower part and hatched pendant triangles on the upper part. Between each of the semi-circular engraved elements are four larger hatched pendant triangles with their apexes pointing to the vessel carination. The rim has also been notched 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-459: a, side view; b, decorative elements.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "Red River County, Texas, GTW-459 [TX 124/1]" (2020). Index of Texas Archaeology: Simms Engraved. 111.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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