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SURFACE FINISH - Humanities

Field label
SURFACE FINISH
Field mnemonic
SURF
Field name
  • Surface Finish
  • Fini de la surface
Field definition
This field indicates the surface finish of the object, whether present from the original method of production or acquired as a patina.
Heading
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 surface finish. Attributed data should be followed by space "?". A semicolon and a space should separate multiple entries.
Cataloguers rules
See also, Surface Markings (SURM) and Markings (MKS).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • corroded
  • cupric oxides
  • tarnished
  • lead sulphides
  • acid etched ?
  • corrodé
  • oxydes de cuivre
  • terni
  • sulfures de plomb
  • coquille de chlorure d'argent ?
Discipline
  • History
  • Art
Source
  • History Task Force
  • Fine and Decorative Arts extra Task Force
Field label (French)
FINI DE LA SURFACE
Field mnemonic (French)
FSUR

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