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South Ionian Fikellura Style Amphoriskos (Storage Vessel) Body Sherd

560 BCE - 550 BCE

maximum length
1 11/16 in. x 3 1/8 in. x 3/16 in. (4.28 cm x 7.99 cm x 0.51 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.853
Geography: Asia, Turkey, Miletus
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Amphorae
Culture/Nationality: South Ionian/East Greek

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  • crescents - Motifs consisting of a curved segment of a circle, often suggesting a crescent moon.
  • East Greek
  • Fikellura - Refers to a Greek pottery style that developed around 560 BCE and is named after a site on the island of Rhodes. The most common shape is a squat amphora, and the painting is characterized by dark-on-light designs that generally comprise a single human or animal figure in an empty field or closely spaced bands of ornament, including crescents and lotus flowers. In some classification schemes, it is a variation of middle or late Wild Goat Style.
  • Ionian - Distinctive pottery painting styles produced in ancient Ionia, a region of central coastal Anatolia in present-day Turkey.
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.

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  • maximum length Dimensions: 1 11/16 x 3 1/8 x 3/16 in. (4.28 x 7.985 x 0.51 cm)

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