Bead and Reel 01

Bead and Reel 01


Bead and Reel is characterized by a single row of molded, alternating beads and thin, vertical double lines.  It may be difficult to distinguish this element from Bead and Reel 02, which consists of alternating oval lozenges with two thin lines oriented on a diagonal.  The key differences between these two bands are the size of the beads and lozenges and the fact that Bead and Reel 02 is meant to look like a twisted cable or rope.  The beads on Bead and Reel 01 are more circular and pronounced.

Stylistic Genre:

The genre for this stylistic element depends on a combination of decorative technique, color, and element.

Cataloging Example for Depicted Sherd:

Stylistic Genre
Bead and Reel
Interior/Exterior Location Decorative Technique Color Stylistic Element Motif
Exterior Rim Molded No Applied Color Bead and Reel 01 Individual A