Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
30 Dec 1966
Style: Braden C Raw Material 2: Busycon sinistrum Element: Apical fragment. Alteration: Weathered Manufacturing Notes: Shallow incising. Design: Negative space is important (Joan Gardner, conservator) Surface Modification: Incised Symbols: Fringed apron w center cross; half concentric rayed barred ovals; spiral arrow w/ barbs. Residue: Patches of brown to yellow residues or altered shell surface. Use Trace: Hole in shoulder - and degraded somewhat around hole. Comments: Half ovals run around shoulder on apex, and down right side side of the shell. This data form comprises 5 fragments, 3 of which are refit, and 2 which refit ea other and match the parent, ergo 2 discrete pieces. A large shell, where the extant portion is probably less than 3/4 of entire vessel. Width measurement is estimate if separate fragment were to be added. The 2 fragment group is comprised of 448816 and 1 frag 448877 and is shown in Phillips & Brown 1978:Pl 122.1 (Pre-Columbian Shell Engravings from Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma, Vols I-III). The 3 fragment set consists of 448877 and 448880 fragments, shown in Phillips & Brown 1983:Pl B-2H (Pre-Columbian Shell Engravings from Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma, Vols VI-VI), where it is shown matched to their plate 122.1.