Earthenware with impressed and incised designs
Diameter: 34.3 cm (13 1/2 in.); Overall: 32.1 cm (12 5/8 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1989.475
The function of this type of large jar remains unknown, yet it is highly likely that it was used to store harvested grains and seeds. The loops on its round shoulder suggest that the jar once had a lid fastened by cords, to strengthen its seal. Below its short neck, the vessel’s entire body is decorated with rows of short vertical and diagonal lines probably created by grooving and impressing the clay.
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