VESSEL NO.: 78
VESSEL FORM: Bottle
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: fine grog
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim; lip not present
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air, see Teltser 1993)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown; fire clouds on the rim and body
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 5.7 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 10.8
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 3.7
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 4.8 cm; maximum body diameter: 11.5 cm
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 5.0 cm, circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.2
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The vessel body has four sets of curvilinear and intertwined scroll lines that have enlarged cross-hatched zones where upper and lower scroll lines pass each other. Each upper and lower engraved scroll line begins at the apex of large cross-hatched pendant triangles with central negative circles. At the upper end of the vessel body, the large pendant triangles are embedded in a narrow horizontal engraved band with cross-hatched lines.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: red pigment in the engraved lines
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Wilder Engraved, var. Wilder
Decorative elements on Wilder Engraved, var. Wilder bottle (No. 78) from the Wright Plantation site (41RR7).
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American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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