Marbling is a result of several differently colored slips that are joggled or combed together. This mixing of slips creates a marbled effect that can be seen on both refined and coarse earthenwares.  Marbling is generally more mixed and free form than formal combing.

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
Not Applicable
Interior/Exterior Location Decorative Technique Color Stylistic Element Motif
Exterior Proximal Rim Slip Yellow, Intense Light Marbleized Individual A