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Engraved Bowl with Notching / Southeast, Prehistoric Caddo

Essay/Description

Effigy -- Large boat shaped bowl of brown ware, incised lines and notched edges bow and stern

Bell Plain (highly polished) pottery type -- Bell Plain is prevalent at sites along the Mississippi River in Arkansas. It has finely crushed shell temper, a well-polished to highly polished surface, and varies in color from shades of gray to buff to orange (pp 10-12, Hathcock, Roy).

Curatorial Remarks

Polished bowl with direct rim and rounded lip. Oval shape with appliqued notched bands in the maximum diameter sides. Three engraved lines in each side that follow the border and bands. Flat circular base. 7.5YR 4/1 Dark Gray.

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Title(s): 
Engraved Bowl with Notching
Culture: 
Southeast, Prehistoric Caddo
Date: 
900-1600 CE
Period: 
Mississippian
Place: 
Hot Spring county, Arkansas
Materials/Techniques: 
Clay, mica, engraved, appliqued, polished, notching
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
54.1371
Previous Number(s): 
V-267; Lemley V-267; 5425.1371
Department: 
Not On View

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