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SHAPE - Humanities

Field label
SHAPE
Field mnemonic
SHP
Field name
  • Shape
  • Forme de l'objet
Field definition
This field indicates the general physical shape characteristics of the object.
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DIMENSION 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 terms to describe characteristics of the general physical shape. Attributed data should be followed by space "?". A semicolon and a space should separate multiple entries.
Cataloguers rules
See also, Shape Remarks (SHPREM).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • ovoid
  • triangular ?
  • rectangular
  • round
  • cylindrical
  • ovoide
  • triangulaire ?
  • cylindrique
  • circulaire
Discipline
  • Multidiscipline
Source
  • Ethnology extra Task Force
  • Fine and Decorative Arts extra Task Force
Field label (French)
FORME DE L'OBJET
Field mnemonic (French)
FOB

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