Description of decoration or iconography

Relevant element documentation:

Iconography, decorative features or other imagery on the support or alongside the text may be described in prose as part of the description of object and/or text campus, or may be encoded in its own section using the <decoDesc> and <decoNote> elements. In the former case, some projects have used an <rs> with type of "decoration" to tag keywords within the description for indexing.

<decoDesc>
 <decoNote>Egg and dart moulding along the top of the block.</decoNote>
</decoDesc>
<support> White marble sarcophagus with columnar <rs type="decoration">arcade</rs>
design. </support>
(InsAph: 11.35)

You can align your definitions by aligning to a local or to an external Controlled Vocabulary.

Responsibility for this section

  1. Gabriel Bodard, author

EpiDoc version: 8.19

Date: 2014-07-31