Corinthian Neolithic Rim Sherd with Burnished and Painted DecorationNeolithic
ca. 7000 BCE - ca. 2300 BCE
2 1/2 x 2 5/32 x 1/4 in. (6.3 x 5.5 x 0.6 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.426
Geography: Europe, Greece, Kórinthos
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
Culture/Nationality: Greek, Corinthian
This object has the following keywords:
- 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.
- 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)."
- rim sherds - Fragments of a ceramic or glass vessel from just below the rim.
- sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
- maximum length Dimensions: 2 1/2 x 2 5/32 x 1/4 in. (6.3 x 5.477 x 0.635 cm)
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