A restored LB jar base with portions of the vessel body attached as well. This object was excavated in close proximity to a LB bronze ring atop the AB3 pit slabs. It consists of three joining fragments. Like many LB jar bases there is circumferential oblique hatching present around the base perimeter. The body is undecorated. Interestingly, each hatch contains tiny horizontal impressions from the object used to create the ornaments--perhaps a seed? Both surfaces are very inconsistent shades of Black GY1 2.5/N. The exterior surface is mottled with Very Dark Gray GY1 3/N and Weak Red 10R 5/4 while the interior surface is mottled with Reddish Brown 5YR 5/3. Core band 2 graduates to Black GY1 2.5/N closer to the external surface. While the external body and base are very abraded, there are still polishing marks visible on both. Rotational striations on the external body are also visible. The interior features circumferential rotational striations on both the base and body. Not all portions of the internal body feature the striations in the same intensity however, and some areas have none at all. There is extensive pyrite popping on both surfaces, but more on the interior than exterior. In addition to the coarse sand particles listed above medium sand is present in the fabric in equal amount. Coarse sand perforates both the internal and external surfaces in moderate frequencies. Breaks are rough.
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