Tomb and Item:
Tomb 787, P100
White Slip II
Non-joining rim, handle and body fragments from a small to medium-sized bowl. Deep hemispherical body. Incurved rounded rim. Horizontal wishbone handle below rim. Decorated in matt dark brown paint. Row of small dots on rim. Below rim, framed horizontal crosshatched band (crosshatched vertically and horizontally), not continuous above handle. On body, alternating vertical framed crosshatched bands, hatched vertically and horizontally, and vertical framed crosshatched bands, crosshatched on the angle, the latter not extending to base. Band around each handle/body join. Thin bands on underside of handle, meeting and crossing around the apex. On upper surface of handle, four sets of four parallel angled lines; in between, at centre of each arm, four short vertical lines; small circle at apex. Drawn.
General shape: large open -- Extent preserved: >1/3 -- Parts: rim, handle, body -- Joins: 2 -- Rim course: incurved -- Rim profile: thinning -- Rim end: rounded -- Handle type: wishbone -- Handle section: oval -- Handle location: below rim -- Rim diameter - general: 100-200 -- Wall below rim: 3 -- Wall - body: 3 -- Handle section 1: 9 -- Handle section 2: 12 -- Exterior slip: thick -- Interior slip: thick -- Exterior lustre: matt -- Interior lustre: matt -- Paint lustre: matt -- Mottling - interior: none -- Mottling - exterior: none -- Colour - exterior: 2.5Y8/1 -- Colour interior: 2.5Y81 -- Colour - paint: 2.5YR3/2 -- Colour - fabric: 10R4/6 -- Colour - core: dark -- Texture: medium -- Inclusions - number: none -- Hardness: medium-hard -- Core presence: thick -- Decoration technique: painted -- Decoration quality: medium