Parque Nacional del Este, Dominican Republic
Artifact Inventory

Tortoise Shell Platter


  • Design: The platter is in the shape of a carapace (outer shell) of a turtle. There isn't a design on the exterior of the pot however one exists in a simple design of incised lines on the interior. This design is flush with the rim.

  • Size:Height 10.8cm, Width at Mouth 21.6cm

  • Condition: The platter is almost completely intact. It appears that there may have been two handles attached to the rim due to the uneven and slightly wider areas which disrupt the pattern on the inside.

  • Color:Blackish brown with reddish hue.

  • Temper:Grit

  • Collection Date:Prior to August 1996

  • Illustration:

  • Comments:The design consists of eight ovaloid circles with punctations on the outer, inside edges of these shapes. There are four ovaloids on each side of the pot. Each ovaloid is divided by double, parallel, verticle lines.

    Last updated: 13 February 1998
    Comments: Underwater Science Program
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