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Influenced or in the workshop of
Group E
Greek (560 BCE - 540 BCE) Primary

Influenced or in the workshop of
Ancient Greek (540 BCE - 520 BCE) Primary

Black-Figure Rim Sherd

560 BCE - 540 BCE

1 3/4 x 1 x 3/32 in. (4.4 x 2.5 x 0.2 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.2963
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
Collection: Agnes Newhall Stillwell Collection

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  • Animalia - Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
  • Attic - Style and culture of the region of Attica. For culture particular to the capital of Attica, Athens, use "Athenian."
  • Black-figure - Refers to a style of Greek vase painting that developed from the Geometric and Orientalizing styles. It appeared in Corinth around 720 BCE, flourished in Attica by 600 BCE, and was found in Sparta, eastern Greece, and elsewhere, until the Red-figure style gradually replaced it in the late sixth century BCE. The style is characterized by a particular technique, which is characterized by the use of a refined slip, a two-stage firing process, and sintering to create black figures in silhouette on a red ground. Details were incised into the black figures or applied in purple or white pigment.
  • inscriptions - Words, texts, lettering, or symbols marked on a work, including texts, legends, documentation notes, or commemoration. For standardized symbols or notations on objects that convey official information, use "marks (symbols)."
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
  • vase paintings - Refers to two-dimensional decoration applied to pottery by using paint made of metallic oxides or other pigments held in suspension in slip or another medium. The term is particularly used to refer to Ancient Greek red- and black-figure works. See also "porcelain paintings (visual works)."

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  • Mary B. Moore and Dietrich von Bothmer. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, United States, Fascicule 16 (, 1976), 14-15. Figure Number: Plates (744-747) 16.1-2, 17.1-2, 18.1-2, 19.1-3
  • E. Anne Mackay, Tradition and Originality (Oxford, United Kingdom: Archaeopress, 2010), Figure Number: Plates 58-59, Also see Charts 1.4, 1.5, 2.2, 3.5, 4.2, 5.2, 6.2, 6.3, 8.1..
  • H. Alan Shapiro, Myth into Art (New York, NY: Routledge, 1994), 34. Figure Number: 18

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