Shell Edge 19

Shell Edge 19


Undulating, elongated scallop with typical shell edge molded decoration. This decoration also includes molded forms similar to feather edge, with scroll-like elements extending into the body.  Paired, mirror-image scrolls are separated by a spearhead or chicken-foot design.  Sets of paired scrolls are separated by medallion-like elements above a diamond shape.  The medallion occurs at the rise in the scalloped edge, while the spearhead occurs at the dip in the scalloped edge.  Blue painted edge occurs only to the end of the traditional shell edge wavy lines.

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, blue
Interior/Exterior Location Decorative Technique Color Stylistic Element Motif
Interior Proximal Rim Painted, under free hand Purple-Blue, Intense Dark Shell Edge 19 Individual A
Interior Proximal Rim Molded Not Applicable Shell Edge 19 Individual A