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Early Cypriote II-III Red Polished II Ware sherd with incised decoration

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unknown Cypriot
Cypriot Primary



Early Cypriote II-III Red Polished II Ware sherd with incised decoration

Early Cypriote II-III
2100 BCE-1900 BCE
Clay

3 1/4 in. x 1 3/4 in. x 3/16 in. (8.2 cm x 4.5 cm x 0.43 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.3870
Geography: Asia, Cyprus
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
Culture/Nationality: Cypriote

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  • Cypriote - Refers to the culture of the island of Cyprus, particularly during the Bronze Age from about 2300 to 1050 BCE.
  • Early Cypriote - Refers to the period from about 2300 to 1900 BCE on the island of Cyprus. The art of the period is characterized by flat painted or incised terracotta figurines, vessels with scenes of daily life modeled around their outer rims, and the dominance of red-polished pottery.
  • incising - The process and technique of producing, forming, or tracing a pattern, text, or other usually linear motif by cutting, carving, or engraving.
  • Red Polished - Refers to the pottery style predominant in Cyprus from the Philia stage beginning around 2500 BCE through the Middle Cypriote period ending around 1600 BCE. While the style underwent many changes in quality and appearance over time, generally it is characterized by a burnished red slip, fired to the colors of red and black, and decorated with incised and relief motifs.
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.

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