VESSEL NO.: Burial 11, Vessel 54; 2003.08.1809
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and hematite
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a flaring neck
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: reddish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: reddish-brown; fire clouds on the neck, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 4.7 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 23.2
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 5.1
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 5.8
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 9.0; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.84
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The top of the vessel body has three widely-spaced horizontal lines that define the top of the decorated panel; there is another horizontal engraved line at the base of the vessel. The primary motif are scrolls that are repeated four times around the vessel. The scrolls have two arms that begin at the apex of upper and lower triangles (that have hatched or cross-hatched corners), and the arms circle around each other before meeting at a small hatched circle. There are wider cross-hatched areas on both scrolls where they cross over the small central circle.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Wilder Engraved, var. Wilder
Wilder Engraved, var. Wilder bottle, Frank Smith cemetery, Burial 11, Vessel 54.
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American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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