Bird, unidentifiable species

Bird, unidentifiable species
Use when you can tell the element is a bird but when you can't identify species.


Unlike “Bird, stylized,” “Bird, unidentifiable species” is easily recognizable as a bird. There will be feet, wings, a beak, etc. However, the bird depicted cannot be identified as a specific species (unlike Bird, Peacock).


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

Cataloging Example for Top Sherd:

Stylistic Genre
Handpainted Blue
Interior/Exterior Location Decorative Technique Color Stylistic Element Motif
Interior Body Painted under, free hand Purple-Blue, Intense Dark Bird, species unidentifiable Individual A