jar (containers)

Globular jar with flat base, wide, long neck and flared rim. Two strap handles attached from mouth to shoulder, applied with ribbed clay strips, pressed by fingers. The neck, both exterior and interior, and the upper body are decorated with black pigment. Both neck and upper body painted with a band of diamond-shaped patterns decorated with a cross and four dots inside. Along the interior, mouth encircled with linear and wavy lines. A chip at rim. Many painted jars of this type were found at both burial and dwelling sites.

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