jar (containers)

Storage jar of globular form with bulging belly tapering to flat, narrow base, constricted neck with two c-cut studs on either side and below rim, two loop handles luted below the widest part of the body. A repair at rim. Thinly potted by coiling, orange pink earthenware decorated with red and black mineral pigments. The neck is encircled with a band of black, large crisscross pattern, bordered by two red rings. From the shoulder down to the mid-body are three circular sections, each of which has a board black ring with serrated top-edge and three black rings below, bordered by red rings. A scalloped line pattern encircled at the bottom. Painted jars of this type were found at both burial and dwelling sites.

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