Lettering is any decorative element that includes printed letters or writing. This element uses multiple decorative techniques, ranging from stenciling, and stamping to painting and transfer printing.

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
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Interior/Exterior Location Decorative Technique Color Stylistic Element Motif
Exterior Body Stencil Purple-Blue, Muted Medium Lettering Individual A
Exterior Rim Incised, free hand No Applied Color Lettering Individual A