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.

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

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: 9.2

Date: 2020-10-13