Shell Edge 03

Shell Edge 03


The rim of the vessel is regularly scalloped (a series of repeating arcs), and the lines of the shell motif are straight (at right angles to the rim) rather than wavy.  The painting around the edge is sometimes only a simple band of color, with no attempt to following the impressed lines of the motif.

Stylistic Genre:

Shell Edge. Select Shell Edge plus the appropriate color (i.e. Shell Edge Blue, Shell Edge, Green, etc.)

Cataloging Example for Depicted Sherd:

Stylistic Genre
Shell Edge, green
Interior/Exterior Location Decorative Technique Color Stylistic Element Motif
Interior Proximal Rim Painted, under free hand Green, Intense Medium Shell Edge 03 Individual A
Interior Proximal Rim Molded Not Applicable Shell Edge 03 Individual A