Dot clusters are characterized by small dots that are grouped together. They are seen on both porcelains and earthenwares. Any abstract grouping of dots, not related to botanical elements, should be classified as a “Dot Cluster.” When the dot cluster is repeated, make sure the Motifis “Individual A, repeated.”
The genre for this stylistic element depends on a combination of decorative technique, color, and element.
Cataloging Example for Depicted Sherd:
|Interior/Exterior||Location||Decorative Technique||Color||Stylistic Element||Motif|
|Interior||Proximal Rim||Painted, under free hand||Purple-Blue, Intense Dark||Dot Cluster||Individual A|