Physical description

2021-11-18

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.

See also:

Other pages describing <physDesc>:

Responsibility for this section

  1. Tom Elliott, author
  2. Gabriel Bodard, author
  3. Simona Stoyanova, author

EpiDoc version: 9.3

Date: 2021-11-18