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Description (Physical Description)

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  • This field contains additional descriptive information about the object.


  • Enter additional information on the physical description or the iconography of the object not mentioned in other fields.

    The iconography shows King Croesus of Lydia on a funeral pyre.

      Object Nameamphora
    Description King Croesus of Lydia is shown on a funeral pyre on the body of the amphora.

Entry rule:

  • The Description field is particularly useful when information is entered clearly, concisely and consistently.

    A statuette represents a dwarf with baby features.

      Object Namestatuette
    Description Dwarf with baby features, representing the union of a jaguar father and human mother. © Société des musées du Québec