A chain of arrow-shaped elements separated by two or three dots creates this band. The combination of arrows and dots almost gives the impression of streamlined birds flying in a circle. It may have a thin plain band both above and below the arrows or the band may be “free floating”. Note that arrows can be filled in, as in the second example.
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||Husk Chain Band 03||Individual A|