Tomb and Item:
Tomb 789, P83
White Painted IV
Rim, neck, body and handle fragment from a small flask. Lentoid body, short narrow slightly convex-sided neck tapering to a round mouth with everted rim. Small lug handle from mid-neck. Neck cylinder inserted into body. Body of uneven thickness. Decorated in slightly lustrous orange-brown paint. Probably solid paint on surface and sides of lug and perhaps on rim (worn). On front of upper neck two or more parallel horizontal lines. On rear of upper neck, above handle, thick horizontal line. One or more horizontal lines on lower neck. On sides of body three thin parallel vertical lines between two sets of three thin parallel slightly zig-zag lines, presumably to base. On rear of body (and front?) vertical row of crosshatched lozenges between double vertical lines. Drawn.
General shape: small closed -- Extent preserved: >1/3 -- Parts: neck, body, handle, rim -- Joins: 3 -- Mouth type: round -- Mouth angle: horizontal -- Rim course: everted -- Rim profile: thinning -- Rim end: rounded -- Handle type: pierced lug -- Handle location: mid neck -- Neck type: upward taper -- Rim diameter - general: <100 -- Rim diameter - specific: 21 -- Diameter - body: 52 -- Wall below rim: 4 -- Wall - body: 5 -- Exterior slip: medium -- Exterior lustre: slight -- Paint lustre: slight -- Mottling - exterior: none -- Colour - exterior: 10 YR8/3 -- Colour - paint: 2.5YR4/4 -- Colour - fabric: 7.5YR7/4 -- Texture: fine -- Inclusions - number: medium -- Inclusions - size: small -- Inclusions - colour: black -- Hardness: soft -- Core presence: none -- Decoration technique: painted -- Decoration quality: medium