This sherd can curiously be stanced as a jar or a bowl, but the severe orientation of the bowl wall and the lack of an analogous form in the LBA canon, suggest that it's almost certainly a jar. The rim is listed as rounded, but is almost "pointed." It's a hard call. The exterior and interior feature thick slips, of a very similar dark gray. The exterior polish ornaments compose three successive, circumferential bands, each approx. 0.25cm thick and 0.3cm apart beginning just below the rim at the beginning of the shoulder--the neck is truly non-existent and therefore omitted above. Serious exterior abrasion and spalling, however, obscure an exact recording of these polish ornaments, which may in fact be the remnants of a previously completely polished exterior. There are significant rotational striations on both the interior and exterior surfaces, and the interior surface contains uneven, circumferential undulations (rilling) that suggest ring-building or wheel usage. Band 2 is actually Dark Reddish Gray 10R 4/1, not 3/1. In addition to the fine sand listed above, medium sand also present in significant frequencies. There are small amounts of light yellowish brown corrosion throughout--it covers almost 100% of the area directly inferior to the exterior rim surface. Directly below this area is a cut out, impressed circumferential groove--structural, nor ornamentation. Limited pyrite visible in the exterior spalls. Medium sand is visible pushing through the exterior and interior surfaces. Breaks are rough.
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