Plain Band 04 is a solid color enclosed by two thinner lines. It follows a thin-thick-thin pattern. While the thin-thick-thin pattern is familiar to other plain bands such as 03, Plain Band 04 is most often executed in two colors. The thin bands are one color and the central, thick band is a separate color. The three bands are directly adjacent to each other.
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||Yellow, Intense Light||Plain Band 04||Individual A|
|Interior||Proximal Rim||Painted, under free hand||Yellow, Muted Dark||Plain Band 04||Individual A|