SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: George T. Wright Collection, Red River County, Texas
VESSEL NO.: GTW-453 [TX 120/1], B. R. R.
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: shell
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: very dark reddish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: very dark reddish-brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 6.5 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the rim
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 8.8
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 15.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 16.2
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 6.0 cm, circular and convex
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.8
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The lower rim panel on the vessel is defined by a single horizontal engraved line. The panel is divided into seven areas by sets of three vertical engraved lines. In each of these seven areas are a single horizontal engraved line with upwards-pointing excised tick marks.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Simms Engraved
Simms Engraved carinated bowl, GTW-453: a, side view; b, decorative elements.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "Red River County, Texas, GTW-453 [TX 120/1]" (2020). Index of Texas Archaeology: Simms Engraved. 115.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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