Hellenistic Shallow Bowl FragmentHellenistic
330 BCE - 1st century AD
diameter of base
1 15/16 x 1 11/16 x 3 9/16 in. (5 x 4.3 x 9 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.3230
Geography: Europe, Greece
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Bowls
Collection: Lucy Shoe Meritt Collection
Findspot: "According to Lucy Shoe Meritt: Found on surface of either North Cemetery or Potters' Quarter both at Corinth" (per Access database).
This object has the following keywords:
- bowls - Rounded, cuplike, hollow parts of objects, such as the body of a stemmed vessel or the part of a pipe in which tobacco is burned.
- Hellenistic - Refers to the ancient Greek period, culture, and art of ancient Greece that lasted from about 330 BCE to 31 BCE, when Augustus defeated Cleopatra and Mark Antony. It is characterized by an international culture that was ushered in by Alexander the Great's conquest of India, Egypt, and the Near East. In architecture and art, the style is marked by greater sophistication, complexity, and diversity than was known in earlier Greek styles. Architecture diverges from strict rules of earlier periods. Sculptors emphasized more realistic figures in a greater variety of poses than in earlier Greek art.
- sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
- vessels - Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.
- diameter of base Dimensions: 1 15/16 x 1 11/16 x 3 9/16 in. (5 x 4.3 x 9.049 cm)
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