SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: H. R. Taylor
VESSEL NO.: 703a, Burial A-54
VESSEL FORM: Bowl, miniature
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: reddish-brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: reddish-brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 5.1 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 3.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 8.5
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): N/A
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 2.5 cm, circular and rounded
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.1
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The bowl is divided into four panels by sets of two vertical engraved lines. Within the panels are four vertical engraved scrolls with rounded ends and hooked arm elements. Three sets of vertical scrolls have attached vertical excised brackets and an upper scroll fill zone with negative ovals formed by excised brackets. The fourth set has an attached excised bracket, one scroll arm that begins at an excised triangle, and the other scroll arm begins at a large pendant triangle with excised corners and a negative oval element. The upper scroll fill zone has negative ovals and circles and a large excised triangle element.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): cf. Wilder Engraved, var. unspecified
Wilder Engraved, var. unspecified bowl (No. 703a) in Burial A-54 at the H. R. Taylor site.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41HS3, 703a, Burial A-54" (2018). Index of Texas Archaeology: Wilder Engraved. 38.
American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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