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DECORATIVE MOTIF EXTERIOR - Humanities

Field label
DECORATIVE MOTIF EXTERIOR
Field mnemonic
DECME
Field name
  • Decorative Motif Exterior
  • Motif décoratif extérieur
Field definition
This field contains key words defined by the museum to describe decorative motifs present on the exterior surfaces of the object. Decorative motifs are usually defined as non-functional decorations.
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DESCRIPTIVE FIELDS
Comments
NOTE: This field has NOT been updated as part of the May 2010 Data Dictionary update. Priority for the Data Dictionary update was given to those fields that are required or strongly recommended for Artefacts Canada contribution. The Entry Rules for this field will be updated at a later date.
Entry rules
Enter user defined keywords to describe the decorative patterns applied on the exterior. Attributed data should be followed by space "?". A semicolon and a space should separate multiple entries.
Cataloguers rules
See also, other Decorative Motif fields with mnemonics prefixed by 'DM', Decorative Technique (DT), and Pattern Name (PTN).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • floral ?
  • grape clusters
  • children
  • scène mythologique
  • les neuf muses
  • motifs floraux ?
Discipline
  • History
  • Art
Source
  • History Task Force
  • Fine and Decorative Arts Task Force
Field label (French)
MOTIF DÉCORATIF EXTÉRIEUR
Field mnemonic (French)
MDEX

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