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unknown Cypriot
Cypriot Primary

Cypro-Archaic White Painted Ware (?) Fragmentary Cup

Cypro-Archaic II
600 BCE-480 BCE

Diameter of base
2 13/16 in. x 1 1/8 in.(diameter) x 3/16 in. (7.2 cm x 2.8 cm x 0.4 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.3888
Geography: Asia, Cyprus
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
Culture/Nationality: Cypriote

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  • Archaic - Refers to the pottery style found in Persia around 6000 BCE. The style is characterized by fine, plain buff pottery tempered with straw that is sometimes decorated with simple red or orange painted designs.
  • cups - Open bowl-shaped vessels, used chiefly for drinking, often having one handle, but sometimes two handles or none, generally on a low foot-ring; also includes similar bowl-shaped vessels, generally without handles, resting on a stem and supported by a spreading foot. Occasionally made with a lid.
  • Cypriote - Refers to the culture of the island of Cyprus, particularly during the Bronze Age from about 2300 to 1050 BCE.
  • fragments - Portions of objects that are torn, broken off from, or dislocated from their original whole.
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
  • White Painted - Refers to the pottery style found in Cyprus from the Early Cypriote period beginning around 2300 BCE through the Geometric period ending around 750 BCE. While the style underwent changes over time, generally it is characterized by pottery decorated with dark paint on a white or light background.

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  • Diameter of base Dimensions: 2 13/16 x 1 1/8 x 3/16 in. (7.2 x 2.8 x 0.4 cm)

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