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.

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 Handle Molded No Applied Color Ribbed Individual A