- Rounded vessels that are generally wider than they are high, usually hemispherical or nearly so. A bowl may have a spreading base or foot ring and sometimes two handles or a cover. Distinguished from a cup, which is rather deep than wide.
- Refers to the style of artistic production in the southern and central Greek mainland during the Bronze Age between circa 2000 and 1600 BCE distinguished by Minyan and Matt-painted pottery and the development of tholos tombs.
- Ware produced on the Greek mainland and dating from the Middle Helladic, characterized by wheelmade, angular shapes, and unornamented surfaces. The pottery was named by Schliemann after the legendary inhabitants of Orchomenus in central Greece, where he first came upon it; today it is believed unlikely that the Minyans were the original creators of Minyan ware
- Fragments of a ceramic or glass vessel from just below the rim.
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