VESSEL NO.: Burial 5, Vessel 15; 2003.08.196
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and bone; sandy paste
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a straight neck
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: reddish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown; fire clouds on the neck, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 6.2 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 15.8
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 3.6
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 5.0; 11.0 cm maximum body diameter
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 5.5; circular and rounded
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.35
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The vessel body has a motif of engraved continuous spirals that end in hooked arms. This motif is repeated four times around the vessel, beginning at upper and lower large engraved triangles. Above each of the spirals are four alternating sets of engraved dashes and open triangles.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: red pigment in engraved lines
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Wilder Engraved, var. unspecified
Wilder Engraved, var. unspecified bottle, Frank Smith cemetery, Burial 5, Vessel 15.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41UR326, Burial 5, Vessel 15" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Wilder Engraved. 52.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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