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Cypriot Primary

Middle Cypriote I Red Polished III or IV Ware sherd

Middle Cypriote I
1900 BCE-1800 BCE

1 11/16 in. x 1 5/8 in. x 7/16 in. (4.3 cm x 4.2 cm x 1.1 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.3858
Geography: Asia, Cyprus
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
Culture/Nationality: Cypriote

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  • Cypriote - Refers to the culture of the island of Cyprus, particularly during the Bronze Age from about 2300 to 1050 BCE.
  • 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.
  • Red Polished - Refers to the pottery style predominant in Cyprus from the Philia stage beginning around 2500 BCE through the Middle Cypriote period ending around 1600 BCE. While the style underwent many changes in quality and appearance over time, generally it is characterized by a burnished red slip, fired to the colors of red and black, and decorated with incised and relief motifs.
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.

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