Neolithic Cypriote Body Sherd of Red-on-White Ware with Painted DecorationCeramic Neolithic
4500 BCE - 4000 BCE
2 1/2 in. x 1 7/8 in. x 1/2 in. (6.4 cm x 4.8 cm x 1.3 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- Cypriote pottery styles - Pottery styles belonging to Cypriote cultures.
- Neolithic - Refers to the final stage of Stone Age development of a human culture, characterized by sophisticated stone tools created by polishing or grinding, wide-spread domestication of animals and plants, settlement in permanent villages, and the appearance of pottery and weaving. Neolithic cultures first appeared during the Holocene Epoch, around 9,000 BCE, and survived in certain remote areas of the world into the 19th century. Artistic products include wooden and stone houses, religious monuments, fortifications, carvings, paintings, textiles, and pottery.
- painting - 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)."
- Red-on-white - Refers to the pottery style found in Cyprus from the Late Neolithic period beginning around 4500 BCE through the Chalcolithic period ending around 2300 BCE. The style, one of the first indigenous ones to emerge in Cyprus, went through several stages of development but is generally characterized by handmade vessels, most commonly thick walled bowls and handleless flasks, decorated with red paint.
- sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
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