The attribute sets and attributes for the above class are described below. Minor edits which enhance the current definitions should be made directly to the text. Major changes or revisions which change the attribute words should follow the directions at the bottom of this page under Proposed Changes.
Dints or Dots
Multiple choice. Examples for Abstract.Dints or Dots
- Multiple separate random strikes that do not form a line or pattern. An entire panel may sometimes be covered with relatively evenly spaced dints.
- Random placement of multiple dots. If the dots have depth and are abraded, they are cupules and should be classified as Grinding Features..
- A series of dints or dots forming one or more curved lines.
- A series of dints or dots forming one or more straight lines.
Multiple choice. Linear meanders do not form shapes, where a shape is an enclosed or fully patterned object. Examples for Abstract.Linear Meanders
- One or more curved lines.
- One or more straight lines.
- Crossing Lines
- Lines that cross.
- Connecting Lines
- Lines that connect.
- Branching Lines
- Lines that fork, such as a capital Y.
- Parallel Lines
- Lines that are partially parallel. If completely parallel, the element may be a geometric.
- Single Line
- The element could be drawn as a single line. It is possible to have a single line that crosses itself.
- Multiple Lines
- The element is composed of multiple lines that may or may not connect or cross each other.
This attribute set describes any shapes which are part of the abstract element. Examples for Abstract.Abstract Shapes
- The shape is an area enclosed by lines.
- The shape is a solid pecked area.
- The shape is patterned and usually outlined.
- Straight Edges
- An edge of at least one shape is straight.
- Curved Edges
- An edge of at least one shape is curved.
- Single Object
- There is only one shape and possibly many additional lines.
- Multiple Objects
- There are two or more enclosed areas.
- Multiple Connected
- The element has two or more solid, patterned, or outline shapes which are connected to each other with a line.
- Multiple Attached
- The element has two or more solid, patterned, or outline shapes which share a side.
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