Molded or engine-turned lines that are incised onto a vessel body. Basketwork is a general term used to capture all variation in this element type. For example, these finely turned lines might be executed in different widths, directions and over a molded or fluted body. Any combination of these lines should be cataloged as Basketwork. Seen most often on Black Basalt and Rosso Antico. Molded versions on later wares.
Cataloging Example for Depicted Sherd
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|Interior/Exterior||Location||Decorative Technique||Color||Stylistic Element||Motif|
|Exterior||Body||Incised, Lathe/Engine turned||No Applied Color||Basketwork||Individual A|
Other examples of Basketwork