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Cretan Body Sherd with Slip, Charcoal Marks, and Inscription

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Cretan Body Sherd with Slip, Charcoal Marks, and Inscription


1 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 11/16 in. (4.2 x 3.1 x 1.7 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.3326
Geography: Europe, Greece, Crete, Knossós (Knossos)
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
Collection: Charlotte Rider Long Collection
Findspot: surface find

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  • Cretan - The culture and styles of the Aegean island of Crete especially during the Minoan period between circa 3500 and 1050 BCE when Crete flourished as the political, economic, and cultural center of the Aegean. Significant artistic production includes fanciful and decorative pottery, small-scale sculptures such as the snake goddess figurines, and the construction and decoration of royal palaces.
  • 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)."
  • marks - Standardized symbols, notations, or other markings applied to objects during or after creation, conveying information such as the object's origin or maker, its authenticity, or a change in its official status. For lettering marked on something for documentation or commemoration, use "inscriptions." For marks inherent in the paper support, not applied as part of the image or work, use "watermarks."
  • 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."

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