A handpainted element exclusively used at the corners of fireplace tiles. It comes in several variations, but this element always consists of three basic features: two mirroring scrolls, a pair of protruding horns on either side of the scrolls, and a spearhead element at the center. This motif usually repeats on each of the tile’s four corners.
Ox-head 01 is similar to Ox-head style #57 in Van Dam and Tichelaar 1984.
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||Base||Painted, under free hand||Blue, Intense Dark||Tile Corner: Ox-head 01||Individual A|