Tomb and Item:
Tomb 763, P52
Red Polished IV
Rim, handle and neck fragment from a medium-sized jug. Tall cutaway mouth. Narrow tapering neck. Low vertical handle from upper neck, round in section. Very small lug on front of neck opposite handle. Relief and incised decoration. On spout two pairs of double horizontal incised lines above two to three incised horizontal zig-zag lines. On upper neck, at handle join, low horizontal relief band with a two-line incised zig-zag, with three incised horizontal lines above and below. On mid- and lower neck, a three-line horizontal incised zig-zag above two horizontal lines. Handle ridged to give the impressions of a twisted handle, and decorated with a two-line incised vertical zig-zag. Incised decoration executed with a wide, blunt possibly multiple (two or/and three-pronged) tool. Drawn.
General shape: large closed -- Extent preserved: <1/3 -- Parts: rim, handle, neck -- Joins: 1 -- Mouth type: cut-away -- Rim course: incurved -- Rim profile: thinning -- Rim end: rounded -- Handle type: low vertical -- Handle section: round -- Handle location: below rim -- Neck type: upward taper -- Lug type: unpierced -- Lug number: 1 -- Wall below rim: 4 -- Handle section 1: 15 -- Handle section 2: 15 -- Exterior slip: thin -- Exterior lustre: matt -- Mottling - exterior: none -- Colour - exterior: 7.5YR3/4 -- Colour - fabric: 2.5YR5/6 -- Colour - core: dark -- Texture: fine -- Inclusions - number: few -- Inclusions - size: small -- Inclusions - colour: grey -- Hardness: very hard -- Core presence: thick -- Decoration technique: rel+inc -- Decoration quality: medium