Corinthian Neolithic Body Sherd with Polished and Incised DecorationNeolithic
ca. 7000 BCE - ca. 2300 BCE
1 13/16 x 1 3/8 x 3/16 in. (4.6 x 3.5 x 0.5 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.425
Geography: Europe, Greece, Kórinthos
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
Culture/Nationality: Greek, Corinthian
Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keywordThis object has the following keywords:
- Corinthian - Culture or style belonging to ancient Corinth in the Peloponnese, south central Greece.
- incising - The process and technique of producing, forming, or tracing a pattern, text, or other usually linear motif by cutting, carving, or engraving.
- Neolithic - Refers to the final stage of Stone Age development of a human culture, characterized by sophisticated stone tools created by polishing or grinding, wide-spread domestication of animals and plants, settlement in permanent villages, and the appearance of pottery and weaving. Neolithic cultures first appeared during the Holocene Epoch, around 9,000 BCE, and survived in certain remote areas of the world into the 19th century. Artistic products include wooden and stone houses, religious monuments, fortifications, carvings, paintings, textiles, and pottery.
- polishing - Process of rubbing a surface to make it smooth or shiny.
- sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
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- maximum length Dimensions: 1 13/16 x 1 3/8 x 3/16 in. (4.604 x 3.493 x 0.476 cm)
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