Portion from a large, red, unpolished LB jar which was partially excavated in 2006 AND 2008. Pieces of this jar may also be present in AB2 materials. Once all the sherds from this vessel are assembled this record will be updates. The vessel features a large rectangular rim that hangs out over the shoulder slightly. It does not appear to be rolled, but bent down towards the shoulder. The neck is negligible, but present. The decorative schema consists of one register of circumferential comb zigzags, followed by a wavy line register. (The other shoulder sherds from the 2006 excavations and from AB2 may show additional inferior registers on the shoulder). While these ornaments have been rendered on a (slightly reduced-fired, grayed) slipped exterior, the interior has not been slipped and is simply smoothed, showing extensive rotational striations. The interior is highly cracked and shows much of the coarse white temper perforating the surface--it could be calcite, or even Gegharot granite. There is much less perforation of inclusions through the exterior surface. Pyrite perforations are visible in both surfaces. The exterior munsell is actually 7.5YR 6/1, not 5/1. Its reduced character occasionally penetrates into the fabric producing an intermittent blackened core band (not noted above). Breaks are rough. Corrosion is negligible.
From Interior to Exterior