Physical description

Relevant element documentation:

Information describing the physical aspects of an inscription is encoded in the <physDesc> element, which is part of the <teiHeader>.

The following subsections of these guidelines address specific aspects of this encoding:

If, rather than breaking down the description of various aspects of the support, the editor prefers a single unstructured prose passage describing the object, the <physDesc> may contain one or more <p> (paragraph) elements as an alternative to (but not in addition to) the structured elements described in the sections linked above.

<physDesc>
 <objectDesc>
  <supportDesc>
   <support>
    <p>
     <material>Bronze</material> Sextarius</p>
   </support>
  </supportDesc>
  <layoutDesc>
   <layout>inscribed on the outside just below the rim</layout>
  </layoutDesc>
 </objectDesc>
 <handDesc>
  <handNote>Fourth-century A.D. script; <height>0.02</height>
  </handNote>
 </handDesc>
</physDesc>

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

Responsibility for this section

  1. Tom Elliott, author
  2. Gabriel Bodard, author
  3. Simona Stoyanova, author
Date: 2014-02-09