Characterized by a row of foliage/feathers extending down from the rim and a band of “fish scale” elements below it. The dots are molded on this example, but can also be painted. This is also called “Fish Scales and Feathers ” by the staff at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (see image).
The genre for this stylistic element depends on a combination of decorative technique, color, and element.
Cataloging Example for Depicted Sherd:
|Molded Edge Decoration, other|
|Interior/Exterior||Location||Decorative Technique||Color||Stylistic Element||Motif|
|Interior||Proximal Rim||Molded||Not Applicable||Molded Edge 08||Individual A|
|Interior||Proximal Rim||Painted, under free hand||Purple-Blue, Intense Dark||Molded Edge 08||Individual A|