Tomb and Item:
Tomb 782, P58
Red Polished III
Rim, neck, handle and upper body fragment from a juglet. Medium-wide upward-tapering neck, wide everted flattened mouth rim. Ovoid body. Vertical handle from rim to shoulder (mostly missing), pushed into but not piercing wall of vessel. Unpierced lug on shoulder opposite handle. Incised decoration. On rim, four equidistant groups of five to six parallel vertical lines. On neck, four-line horizontal zig-zag with four horizontal lines above and below. On body, six-line horizontal zig-zag on shoulder, with two-line concentric circle motifs (somewhat more broadly incised) arranged horizontally above and below. In between circle motifs above the multiple zig-zag, alternately three angled lines and three chevrons arranged vertically. Below handle (and lug?), double-framed vertical ladder band. One-line zig-zag on surface of lug. Three angled lines, part of an unidentifiable motif, on preserved base of handle. Drawn.
General shape: small closed -- Extent preserved: >1/3 -- Parts: rim, neck, handle+body -- Joins: 2 -- Mouth type: round -- Mouth angle: horizontal -- Rim course: everted -- Rim profile: thinning -- Rim end: flattened -- Handle type: vertical -- Handle section: ? -- Handle location: from rim -- Neck type: upward taper -- Lug type: unpierced -- Lug number: 1 -- Rim diameter - general: <100 -- Rim diameter - specific: 55 -- Wall below rim: 5 -- Wall - body: 7 -- Exterior slip: thick -- Exterior lustre: high -- Mottling - exterior: none -- Colour - exterior: 10R4/6 -- Colour - fabric: 7.5YR7/4 -- Burnish: even -- Texture: fine -- Inclusions - number: few -- Inclusions - size: small, medium -- Inclusions - colour: black, grey, red -- Hardness: medium-soft -- Core presence: none -- Decoration technique: incised -- Decoration quality: medium