Early Cypriot or Middle Cypriot Rim Sherd of Black Polished Ware Bottle with Incised, Polished, and Slipped DecorationEarly Cypriote III-Middle Cypriote I
2000 BCE-1800 BCE
1 x 1 11/16 x 3/16 in. (2.5 x 4.3 x 0.5 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.1447
Geography: Asia, Cyprus
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
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bottles*, Cypriote pottery styles*, Early Cypriote*, incising*, Middle Cypriote*, polishing*, rim sherds*, slip*
- bottles - Vessels having a neck and mouth considerably narrower than the body, used for packaging and containing liquid and dry preparations. For vessels having wider necks and mouths, use "jars."
- Cypriote pottery styles - Pottery styles belonging to Cypriote cultures.
- Early Cypriote - Refers to the period from about 2300 to 1900 BCE on the island of Cyprus. The art of the period is characterized by flat painted or incised terracotta figurines, vessels with scenes of daily life modeled around their outer rims, and the dominance of red-polished pottery.
- incising - The process and technique of producing, forming, or tracing a pattern, text, or other usually linear motif by cutting, carving, or engraving.
- 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.
- polishing - Process of rubbing a surface to make it smooth or shiny.
- rim sherds - Fragments of a ceramic or glass vessel from just below the rim.
- 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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