This is a jar from Bishop Place in Tipton County, TN and is tempered with course shell. It is of terminal proto-historic age, made around the time of De Soto's arrival. The upper part of the body is decorated with a technique called ridge pinching. This is a technique that has not been documented in late Mississippian period pottery vessels of NE Arkansas, making this vessel one of a kind. The bottom part of the vessel is decorated with punctations. The interior of the rim is beveled. Around the rim are a number of arcaded handles, each decorated with appliqued nodes towards the top.