This inventive bowl has four teat-like protruding nodes highlighted by engraved concentric circles into which red ochre has been rubbed. This piece brings to mind the observations made by early explorers describing geometric tattoos they saw adorning the breasts of some Caddo women. Note also the strong similarities with the double-chambered jar-both pieces may be the work of a single master potter. Patton Engraved bowl, Historic Caddo, after A.D 1650, 41CE12, height = 7.2 cm, diameter = 13.3 cm. TARL collections.
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