Tomb and Item:
Tomb 215, P33
White Painted III
Joining and non-joining rim, neck, handle, body and base fragments of a medium-sized jug. Tall ovoid body, small flat oval base. Narrow neck tapering to round horizontal mouth with everted flattened downsloping rim. Vertical handle, rectangular in section, from lower neck to shoulder. Small unpierced lug at neck-base opposite handle and one on shoulder on each side of vessel. Decorated in slightly lustrous orange paint. On rim horizontal zig-zag between straight lines. Disconnected three- to five-line zig-zag on surface of handle. Solid paint on sides of handle. Two horizontal wavy lines at mid-neck, with five horizontal lines above and four below, divided at front and rear by a vertical line. On front, rear and at the centre of each side of vessel, vertical wavy line between vertical straight lines. In between, framed crosshatched panels divided horizontally by two horizontal lines at mid-body. Drawn.
General shape: large closed -- Extent preserved: >1/3 -- Parts: rim, handle, neck, body, base -- Joins: 15 -- Mouth type: round -- Mouth angle: horizontal -- Rim course: everted -- Rim profile: constant -- Rim end: flattened -- Base type: flat -- Handle type: vertical -- Handle section: rectangle -- Handle location: lower neck -- Neck type: upward taper -- Lug type: unpierced -- Lug number: 3 -- Rim diameter - general: <100 -- Rim diameter - specific: 43 -- Diameter - body: 100 -- Diameter - base: 20 -- Wall below rim: 5 -- Wall - body: 4 -- Wall - base: 7 -- Handle section 1: 11 -- Handle section 2: 5 -- Exterior slip: thick -- Exterior lustre: matt -- Paint lustre: slight -- Mottling - exterior: none -- Colour - exterior: 10YR7/4, 5YR6/6 -- Colour - paint: 5YR4/4 -- Colour - fabric: 7.5YR7/4 -- Texture: very fine -- Inclusions - number: none -- Hardness: medium-soft -- Core presence: none -- Decoration technique: painted -- Decoration quality: high