SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: H. R. Taylor
VESSEL NO.: 227, Burial A-18
VESSEL FORM: Bottle
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and bone
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded, exterior folded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown; fire clouds on the body
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 6.8 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 16.2
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 4.5
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 4.6; maximum body diameter: 13.5 cm
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 7.0 cm, circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.5
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The vessel body has four sets of engraved scrolls whose arms circular around each other and meet at the center of the scrolls. Unlike other examples of Wilder Engraved, var. Wilder, there is no circle element at the center where the two scrolls meet; the scroll arm is widened in one excised zone area. The scroll arms begin at upper and lower pendant triangles with hatched or cross-hatched zones at the apex of the triangle elements, and there is a narrow cross-hatched zone between the upper pendant triangles.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Wilder Engraved, var. Wilder
Wilder Engraved, var. Wilder bottle (No. 227) in Burial A-18 at the H. R. Taylor site.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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