Tomb and Item:
Tomb 789, P250
Red Polished III
Large mended neck, handle and body fragment from a medium-sized jug. Narrow neck tapering upward, probably to cutaway spout. Ovoid/globular body, probably rounded base. Low vertical handle, oval in section, from mid- or lower neck, inserted through wall at lower end. Large pierced lug (or secondary handle) at neck-base on front of vessel. Fine incised decoration. On surface of handle probably a vertical zig-zag, but badly worn. On neck three parallel horizontal lines with a horizontal zig-zag above and below. Three parallel horizontal lines at neck-base. On body four six-line concentric circle motifs (relatively broadly incised) alternating with four double-framed vertical crosshatched panels, widening downward. On lower body six parallel horizontal lines. Base plain. Drawn.
General shape: small closed -- Extent preserved: >1/3 -- Parts: neck, handle, body -- Joins: 18 -- Handle type: low vertical -- Handle section: oval -- Handle location: lower neck -- Neck type: upward taper -- Lug type: pierced -- Lug number: 1 -- Diameter - body: 140 -- Wall - body: 6 -- Handle section 1: 10 -- Handle section 2: 16 -- Exterior slip: medium -- Exterior lustre: medium -- Mottling - exterior: none -- Colour - exterior: 10R4/6 -- Colour - fabric: 5YR6/6 -- Colour - core: light -- Burnish: even -- Texture: very fine -- Inclusions - number: none -- Hardness: medium-soft -- Core presence: thick -- Decoration technique: incised -- Decoration quality: medium