SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: George T. Wright Collection, Red River County, Texas
VESSEL NO.: GTW-553 [TX 153/1], B. R. R.
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl, hubcap form
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: shell
RIM AND LIP FORM: Inverted-direct rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 4.6 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 7.9
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 15.8
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 17.1
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 7.6 cm, circular and convex
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.8
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The upper rim panel is plain, but the lower rim panel has an engraved motif repeated four times around the vessel. The lower rim panel is divided into four sections by sets of two vertical engraved lines. Within each section are discontinuous horizontal engraved lines with upward-pointing excised tick marks.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Simms Engraved, var. Darco
Simms Engraved, var. Darco carinated bowl, GTW-553: a, side view; b, decorative elements.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "Red River County, Texas, GTW-553 [TX 153/1]" (2020). Index of Texas Archaeology: Simms Engraved. 98.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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