VESSEL NO.: Burial 2, Vessel 15; 2003.08.401
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
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: brown; fire clouds on the rim and base
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 6.5 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the rim
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 8.5
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 16.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 16.8
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 6.5; circular and rounded
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.82
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim panel has an engraved slanted scroll motif that is repeated four times around the vessel. The scrolls end in semi-circles and a distinctive spiral-shaped curvilinear line (i.e., joined hooked arms instead of a small gap between them, see Suhm and Jelks [1962:149]). The scrolls, semi-circles, and curvilinear lines all have small tick marks on them. The upper and lower scroll fill zones have short vertical to curvilinear engraved lines.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: red pigment in the engraved lines
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Taylor Engraved
Taylor Engraved carinated bowl, Enis Smith cemetery, Burial 2, Vessel 15.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41UR317, Burial 2, Vessel 15, 2003.08.401" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Taylor Engraved. 86.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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