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Italic Black-Gloss Bowl or Plate Fragment


9/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 5/16 in. (1.5 x 6.3 x 5.9 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.3229
Geography: Europe, Italy
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Unclassified Vessels
Culture/Nationality: Italic
Collection: Lucy Shoe Meritt Collection
Findspot: According to Lucy Shoe Meritt: "Found on surface at Lucus Feroniae, 1950."

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  • black - UCL (Universal Color Language) standard color name identifying a range of blackish colors. More specifically, black is an achromatic color of maximum darkness, referring to objects having little or no hue owing to the absorption of almost all light in the visible spectrum. In the context of pigments, black is theoretically the mixture of all colors. In the context of colors of light, black is the absence of light.
  • ceramic glaze - Thin, opaque, vitreous coating that is applied to the surface of a ceramic body by painting, spraying, or dipping, in order to add color, texture, or water resistance to the object. The glaze is applied to the surface of a fired ceramic piece, and then the piece is refired at a temperature that vitrifies the glaze, but is lower than the original firing temperature. Ceramic glazes are usually mixtures of silicates, colorants, and flux.
  • Italic - Refers to the cultures and styles that existed on the ancient Italian peninsula before the development and expansion of the Roman culture. It includes cultures of numerous tribes who spoke around forty different languages or dialects, and whose cultures varied greatly. The term excludes Greeks who colonized the area, and it generally excludes the Etruscans. In the strictest sense, the term only refers to cultures that spoke Italic languages, including Latin, Faliscan, Osco-Umbrian, South Picene, and Venetic, which are generally held to be Indo-European languages that share many common features, and are distinct from Etruscan and Greek. In some contexts the term includes Etruscans along with other pre-Roman cultures.
  • 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."
  • slip trailing - The application of slip to a piece of pottery with a syringelike device so as to create slightly raised linear decoration.

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