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Image of Cypriote Body Sherd of Red Polished Ware with Slip

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unknown Cypriot
Cypriot Primary



Cypriote Body Sherd of Red Polished Ware with Slip



Clay

1 13/16 in. x 1 1/16 in. x 9/16 in. (4.6 cm x 2.7 cm x 1.4 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.3998
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.
  • Cypriote pottery styles - Pottery styles belonging to Cypriote cultures.
  • 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.
  • 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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