Early Cypriote Body Fragment of Red Polished II Ware with Incised Decoration
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Early Cypriote Body Fragment of Red Polished II Ware with Incised DecorationEarly Cypriote II-III
2100 BCE-1900 BCE
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.3871
Geography: Asia, Cyprus
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
This object has the following keywords:
- Cypriote pottery styles - Pottery styles belonging to Cypriote cultures.
- 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.
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