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Cypriot Primary

Middle Cypriote Body Sherd of Red-on-Black Ware with Painted Decoration

Middle Cypriote III
1700 BCE-1600 BCE

1 1/2 in. x 1 5/16 in. x 1/4 in. (3.8 cm x 3.4 cm x 0.58 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.4007
Geography: Asia, Cyprus
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
Culture/Nationality: Cypriote
Findspot: Tomb 11 at Enkomi

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  • Cypriote pottery styles - Pottery styles belonging to Cypriote cultures.
  • Middle Cypriote - Refers to the period from about 1900 to 1600 BCE on the island of Cyprus. The art of the period is characterized by a continuation of Early Cypriote styles including red-polished pottery and the production of flat painted or incised terracotta figurines some with modeled legs and arms.
  • 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)."
  • Red-on-black - Refers to the pottery style found in Cyprus during the Middle Cypriote period from about 1900 to 1600 BCE. The style is characterized by vessels covered with a uniform black slip and decorated with red painted lines.
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.

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