VESSEL NO.: Burial 1, Vessel 5; 2003.08.64
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
VESSEL FORM: Conjoined carinated bowl and bowl (Figure 171), with two sets of two suspension holes near the carinated bowl rim
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and a rounded, exterior folded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: red
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: red; fire clouds on the base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 4.1 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 10.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 11.7
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 12.1
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 5.7; circular and rounded
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.70
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The vessel has a red slip on both interior and exterior surfaces. The carinated bowl portion of the conjoined vessel has two stacks of engraved scrolls that are both repeated four times around the vessel. The scrolls end in hooked arms, and are divided from each other by a single vertical engraved line. The upper and lower scroll fill zones for both scroll stacks are elongated triangles filled with vertical engraved lines (Figure 171).
The decoration on the lower part of the conjoined vessel (the bowl) has four sets of concentric circles that are repeated four times around the vessel. Each set of concentric circles has a inner central dot and a circular hatched zone. The concentric circles have wide brackets around all four sides, and the brackets are filled with both vertical and horizontal hatched lines as well as hooked arm elements at the top and bottom of the brackets.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Taylor Engraved
Taylor Engraved conjoined vessel, Herbert Taft cemetery, Burial 1, Vessel 5.
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American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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