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unknown Cypriot
Cypriot Primary

Late Cypriote Body Sherd of Red Polished Ware

Late Cypriote
1600 BCE-1200 BCE

2 3/8 in. x 1 3/16 in. x 9/16 in. (6 cm x 3 cm x 1.4 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.3993
Geography: Asia, Cyprus, Kourion, Kourion
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
Culture/Nationality: Cypriote
Findspot: Record says that it is from "Kourion site" - possibly Episkopi-Bamboula

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  • Cypriote pottery styles - Pottery styles belonging to Cypriote cultures.
  • Late Cypriote - Refers to the period from about 1600 to 1050 BCE on the island of Cyprus. The art of the period is characterized by distinctive pottery styles, refined metalwork and decorative ivory pieces, and the growth of eclectic styles resulting from increased trading links with the Near East, Egypt, and Aegean.
  • 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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