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Red Burnished Hawk's Beak Spout Sherd

Late Bronze Age
2000 BCE - 1200 BCE

2 1/8 x 4 x 1 1/8 in. (5.4 x 10.2 x 2.9 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2009.14.1004
Geography: Asia, Turkey, Tarsus
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
Culture/Nationality: Prehistoric Anatolian
Collection: Tarsus Excavation
Findspot: Find Spot: Gözlükule, Tarsus, Turkey, section A, intrusion 85/1 (?); Date: Meters:

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  • Anatolian - Refers to the culture and styles that developed in antiquity in the geographical area of modern Turkey.
  • Late Bronze Age - Refers to the final stage of Bronze Age cultures, distinguished from the Early and Middle Bronze Age cultures by differences in metal assemblages and burial rites. It is characterized in part by very sophisticated and elaborate metalworking techniques and tool and weapon designs. It is characterized by the development of mass-produced objects, hollow objects, armor, and large objects, such as caldrons and shields.
  • Red Burnished - Refers to the pottery style found in Persia around 6000 BCE. The style is characterized by pottery tempered with straw that is covered with a red and often highly polished slip.
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
  • spouts - Tubular protruberances through which the contents of a vessel may be poured or sometimes drunk.

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