A molded portion of a vessel that has long convex ridges. Note the difference between “flutes” and “ribs”: flutes are concave and ribs are convex.
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|
|Exterior||Handle||Molded||No Applied Color||Ribbed||Individual A|