Vessel 23 (2003.08.1761)
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and hematite
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a carinated body and a tapered neck
RIM AND LIP FORM: direct rim and a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment but cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown; grayish-brown fire clouding
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown; grayish-brown fire clouds on the neck and body
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 5.0 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the neck and body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 14.9
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 3.5
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 5.8; 14.3 cm is the maximum body diameter
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 9.1
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.54
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The vessel body has an engraved design set below three horizontal engraved lines at the top of the vessel body. The motif, hooked arms, is repeated four times around the vessel. Each hooked arm element is filled with hatched lines around a negative oval. Dividers between each of the hooked arm elements are narrow vertical zones also filled with a small negative oval and hatched engraved lines.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: red pigment in engraved design on the vessel body
TYPE [IF KNOWN]: Taylor Engraved
Taylor Engraved bottle, Vessel 23, Burial 5.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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