A LM jar with a very short concave neck and single wavy line ornament on the upper shoulder. The shoulder protrudes so sharply from the neck that it is almost "perpendicular," but not quite. It is almost concave as well, just meeting the "convex" standard. The rim is largely destroyed, abraded away, leaving on approx. 2cm of full rim and making the collecting of rim measurements highly difficult. For that reason, the rim diameter data are only estimates. The wavy line decorations has an average frequency of approx. 1.5cm, but only 3 waves are visible. It is likely rather inconsistent. While both surfaces are clearly slipped and smoothed, these remain rough with protruding inclusions and organic burnouts. This may be a good candidate for radiography as the dense amount of inclusions in the fabric and the possible presence of organics are less common. Both the interior and exterior surfaces are mottled with Very Dark Gray GY1 3/N. The core band 2 color is Weak Red 2.5YR 4/2, not 5/2. Core bands 1 and 3 are actually Reddish Black 2.5YR 2.5/1, not 10R. The fabric contains fine and coarse sand in high frequencies in addition to the medium sand listed above. High frequencies of pyrite inclusions are visible in the fabric and both surfaces. Breaks are rough.
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