A butterfly element can be a realistic representation of a butterfly (above) or more abstract (below). The defining characteristics include antennae and multi-lobed wings that can alternate between being filled with color and highlighted with dashes or stripes.
Cataloging Example for Depicted Sherd:
|Interior/Exterior||Location||Decorative Technique||Color||Stylistic Element||Motif|
|Interior||Body||Painted, under free hand||Blue, Muted Medium||Butterfly||Adjacent/Stacked Combo A|