jar (containers)

Storage jar of globular form, with a bulging belly tapering to a flat, narrow base. It has a constricted neck with a flared mouth, and two loop handles luted below the widest part of the body. It was made using a coiling technique. The orange-pink earthenware is decorated with red and black mineral pigments. The neck is painted with a black crisscross pattern on the exterior, with undulating lines just below the inner rim. Below the neck are red and black lines with black serration in between. From the shoulder down to the mid-body are four large roundels of two alternated pairs; one pair is filled with a black net-like pattern, and the other pair is interspersed with red squared dots and a net-like pattern. An undulating line encircles the jar below the roundels. Painted jars of this type were found at both burial and dwelling sites.

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