mould-made (Scope note)

Mould-made usually refers to making a complete object (e.g. a terracotta figurine or head-vase) or component thereof (e.g. a protome made separated and attached to a pot) in a mould. For instances where moulds are used to provide a shape that is then worked up by the maker, enter both Techniques mould-made and hand-modelled. N.B. Mould-made is never used for metal objects. Metal objects which are described as ‘cast’ are produced by pouring molten metal into a mould, but the term ‘cast’ is not always recorded, as assumed.