A fluted stylistic element is a molded part of the vessel (it can also be incised, lathe/engine-turned) that has channels or depressions. Fluting is best thought of as long channels or depressions as opposed to ribbing, which is defined as long raised ridges or bumps.
Cataloging Example for Depicted Sherd:
|Interior/Exterior||Location||Decorative Technique||Color||Stylistic Element||Motif|
|Exterior||Body||Molded||No Applied Color||Fluted||Individual A|