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South Ionian Plate Fragment

Late 7th century BCE - Early 6th century BCE

maximum length
3 1/8 x 3 1/4 x 3/8 in. (7.9 x 8.3 x 1 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.865
Geography: Asia or Europe, Greece or Turkey, Possibly Miletus
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Plates
Culture/Nationality: South Ionian/East Greek
Findspot: Possibly Naukratis

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  • East Greek
  • Geometric - Refers to a period, culture, and style that developed first in Attica, but was eventually found throughout Greece, in Italy, and in the Levant. It is generally held to have occurred from around 900 BCE to around 700 BCE, though some classification schemes omit the Protogeometric period and begin the Geometric period at 1100 BCE. In pottery it is characterized by dark-on-light decorations arranged in regularly spaced horizontal bands, and differs from Protogeometric style in that the designs are busier and the bands cover nearly the entire vessel. Designs include zigzags, triangles, meanders, swastikas, and distinctive stylized, angular human and animal figures. Similar designs and figural types were used in sculpture and other arts.
  • Ionian - Distinctive pottery painting styles produced in ancient Ionia, a region of central coastal Anatolia in present-day Turkey.
  • meanders - Running ornament consisting of continuous winding lines, either angular or curving. Its name is taken from the river Meander in Turkey (ancient Asia Minor), which twists and turns upon itself like the ornamental motif.
  • plates - Shallow, usually circular dishes from which food is eaten.
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
  • Wild Goat Style - Refers to a Greek pottery style that began in Eastern Greece and flourished from about 650 to 550 BCE. It grew out of Sub-Geometric and Orientalizing styles, and is characterized by a loose painting style using dark paint on a light colored slip, enlivened with purple details, and with faces and anatomical details reserved in light. The subject matter often includes animals, especially goats, deer, geese, and griffins.

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  • maximum length Dimensions: 3 1/8 x 3 1/4 x 3/8 in. (7.938 x 8.255 x 0.953 cm)

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