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Middle-Late Cycladic Pitcher Spout Fragment

Middle-Late Cycladic


2 11/16 x 1 7/8 x 1/4 in. (6.8 x 4.8 x 0.6 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.1959
Geography: Europe, Greece, Cyclades
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
Culture/Nationality: Cycladic

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  • Cycladic - Refers to the style of artistic production in the Cycladic archipelago between circa 3500 or 3000 and 1100 BCE though some authors limit the period from circa 2500 to 1600 BCE. Works of art include pottery and especially marble figures possibly of religious importance, rendered in elegant yet simple, schematic, attenuated forms, depicting mainly nude females of the folded-arm type.
  • Early Bronze Age - Refers to the earliest phase of Bronze Age cultures, which developed differently in different regions, either from Chalcolithic or Neolithic technologies. It differs from the Middle and Late Bronze Age cultures primarily in metal assemblages and burial rites. It is characterized in part by the earliest experimentation with copper alloys to produce bronze, as well as the improvement of stone tools, and various other local cultural developments. Some scholars classify the Chalcolithic as the earliest phase of the Bronze Age.
  • Late Cycladic - Refers to the style of artistic production in the Cycladic archipelago between roughly 1600 and 1050 BCE. Artworks include pottery decorated with abstract and figural motifs, wall paintings depicting festivals and natural scenes, and a group of large terracotta figures, all which reveal the influence of Minoan and later Mycenean cultures.
  • Middle Cycladic - Refers to the style of artistic production in the Cycladic archipelago between roughly 2000 and 1600 BCE represented mainly by pottery in the Dark Burnished, Cycladic White, and Black-and-red styles.
  • pitchers - Vessels, generally of ceramic, glass, metal, or plastic, that have a wide mouth with a broad lip and usually a handle at one side, but sometimes having two ears; includes those accompanied by a washbowl and used for personal hygiene.
  • spouts - Tubular protruberances through which the contents of a vessel may be poured or sometimes drunk.

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