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Multilingual tag for use in the "Inscriptions=" field of {{Artwork}}.


{{inscription |1= |full form= |type= |side= |position= |description= |comment= |ID= |language= |translation= |en= |de= |medium= }}

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
1 text of the inscription empty optional
full form clearer (e.g. unabbreviated) version of the inscription text empty optional
transliteration Transliteration empty optional
type type of inscription, for available values see section below (e.g. "caption", "watermark", "seal" etc.) empty optional
side recto or verso empty optional
position position of the inscription; this parameter uses {{position parameter}}, for available values see there (e.g. "bottom left", "center" etc.) empty optional
description description of the inscription (e.g. "in red", "barely visible") empty optional
comment any other comment about the inscription empty optional
ID reference (when the inscription has been identified by an art historian (e.g. "Lugt 658") empty optional
language ISO code of the language used in the inscription (e.g "en" "pt").
Use "~" to indicate that the language is not relevant (e.g. Arabic numerals or signature in Roman alphabet like "C. Monet 1896".
Use "?" to indicate that you cannot identify the language
For a bilingual description, you can add two language codes separated by a "/" (eg. 'language=el/he')
empty optional
translation translation of the inscription. (this parameter should be used only when a standard multilingual template exists to translate the inscription, otherwise, use "en", "de" etc.) empty optional
en English translation (if useful) empty optional
de German translation (if useful) similarly: "nl=" for Dutch translation, "ja=" for Japanese etc. empty optional
medium medium used (automatically calls {{technique}}) empty optional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: all namespaces

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

See also


To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please edit the template and add a row to the "{{LangSwitch|}}" construct. It takes the form "|xx= Your translation " (xx being the code of your language)

Available labels for inscription types

Note: You are free to provide a custom value for the parameter type, but then you have to take care for translations on your own and in addition the page including this will be added to category Unknown inscription type.

Available parameter values
Value Result Notes
accession number, inventory number accession number
age of model, age of sitter age of sitter
aratame, aratame seal, aratame censor's seal "Aratame" censor's seal
artist's address artist's address
artist's initials artist's initials see also initials
artist's monogram artist's monogram see also monogram
artist's seal artist's seal
caption Caption
cartouche cartouche
coa, coat of arms Coat of arms
date date
date and signature, dated and signed date and signature see also signature and date
dedication dedication
depicted place Depicted place place is for the place where the artwork was made, depicted place for the actual depicted place
emblem emblem
epitaph epitaph
initials initials see also artist's initials
in memoriam in memoriam
kiwame, kiwame seal, kiwame censor's seal "Kiwame" censor's seal
kalos, kalos inscription Kalos inscription
marking marking
monogram monogram see also artist's monogram
monogram and date monogram and date
motto motto
name of model, name of sitter name of sitter
name and age of model, name and age of sitter name and age of sitter
no date no date
no inscription, no inscriptions, none no inscriptions
no signature, unsigned Unsigned
number number
place location place is for the place where the artwork was made, depicted place for the actual depicted place
publisher's mark publisher's mark
publisher's seal publisher's mark see also seal
quotation quotation
reign mark reign mark for Chinese porcelain, see also seal
seal seal see also artist's seal, publisher's seal and stamp
sign, signboard sign
signature, signed signature
signature and date, signed and dated signature and date see also date and signature and traces of signature and date
stamp, stamped stamp see also seal
speechballoon, speech balloon Speech balloon only singular form
speechballoons, speech balloons Speech balloons only plural form
text text
title title
traces of signature traces of signature
traces of signature and date traces of signature and date see also signature and date
watermark Watermark only singular form
watermarks Watermarks only plural form
For parameter type the subtemplate {{Inscription/label}} is used.