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Corinthian Neolithic Sherd with Slip and Burnishing

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Corinthian Neolithic Sherd with Slip and Burnishing

ca. 7000 BCE - ca. 2300 BCE

maximum length
2 15/16 x 2 x 1/2 in. (7.5 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.411
Geography: Europe, Greece, Kórinthos
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
Culture/Nationality: Greek, Corinthian

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  • burnishing - Making shiny or lustrous by rubbing with a tool that compacts or smooths.
  • Corinthian - Culture or style belonging to ancient Corinth in the Peloponnese, south central Greece.
  • 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.
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
  • slip - 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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  • maximum length Dimensions: 2 15/16 x 2 x 1/2 in. (7.5 x 5.08 x 1.27 cm)

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