- The culture and styles of the Aegean island of Crete especially during the Minoan period between circa 3500 and 1050 BCE when Crete flourished as the political, economic, and cultural center of the Aegean. Significant artistic production includes fanciful and decorative pottery, small-scale sculptures such as the snake goddess figurines, and the construction and decoration of royal palaces.
- Words, texts, lettering, or symbols marked on a work, including texts, legends, documentation notes, or commemoration. For standardized symbols or notations on objects that convey official information, use "marks (symbols)."
- The application of paint to a surface primarily for protection or to apply a general color. For the application of pigments to a surface to create an expressive or communicative image, use "painting (image-making)."
- Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
- Fine clay which, when mixed with water, results in a fluid with a creamlike consistency, used in casting, glazing, decorating, and repairing ceramic wares; in its natural state, it contains sufficient flux to be used for glazing and decorating without the need of additives. For ceramic glaze with a high content of slip, use "slip glaze."
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