Proto-Corinthian Body Sherd with Painted DecorationProto-Corinthian
ca. 725 BCE - ca. 600 BCE
1 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 1/4 in. (4.8 x 4.4 x 0.6 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.778
Geography: Europe, Greece, Kórinthos
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
Culture/Nationality: Greek, Corinthian
This object has the following keywords:
- painting - The application of paint to a surface primarily for protection or to apply a general color. For the application of pigments to a surface to create an expressive or communicative image, use "painting (image-making)."
- pottery - Generally, all ware made of ceramic, which is any of various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature. In specialized usage, it typically does not include porcelain, which is a type of ceramic ware made of a refractory white clay, or "kaolin," and a feldspathic rock, that react when fired so the clay serves to hold the shape of the object and the rock fuses into a natural glass.
- Proto-Corinthian - Refers to the Orientalizing phase of Greek art in Corinth, from about 720 to 620 BCE, which is roughly contemporary with the Proto-Attic phase in Athens. The Proto-Corinthian pottery style developed in Corinth in the eighth century BCE and lasted until around 640 BCE. It is characterized by vessels that are usually cups, jugs, or perfume pots, with decoration that is at first geometric and later includes animal and human figures, with occasional Eastern curvilinear ornamentation. The later examples are distinctive for the rounded contours and animation of the figures, painted in outline and silhouette, with added designs in incision and white color.
- sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
- maximum length Dimensions: 1 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 1/4 in. (4.8 x 4.445 x 0.635 cm)
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