Middle Cypriote Rim Sherd of a Philia Stage Red Polished Ware Bowl or DishPhilia Stage-Middle Cypriote I
2500 BCE-1800 BCE
1 5/8 in. x 3/4 in. x 3/8 in. (4.2 cm x 1.9 cm x 1 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.3972
Geography: Asia, Cyprus
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
This object has the following keywords:
bowls*, Cypriote*, Cypriote pottery styles*, dishes*, Middle Cypriote*, Philia stage*, Red Polished*, rim sherds*
- bowls - Rounded vessels that are generally wider than they are high, usually hemispherical or nearly so. A bowl may have a spreading base or foot ring and sometimes two handles or a cover. Distinguished from a cup, which is rather deep than wide.
- 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.
- dishes - Any of various broad, relatively shallow, open vessels with a flat bottom, concave sides, and nearly level rim, sometimes having a cover; made of pottery, glass, metal, wood or another material and used especially for holding or serving food. In modern usage it is typically reserved for vessels at a dining table used for serving or holding food other than the round, flat or very shallow object used by the person dining, which is called a "plate"; however, formerly the plate was also called a "dish."
- 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.
- Philia stage - Refers to the transitional phase on the island of Cyprus from about 2500 to 2300 BCE between the end of the Chalcolithic period and the start of the Early Cypriote period, named after the site of Philia. Pottery of the period includes both late Chalcolithic and Early Cypriote wares including shapes and designs with parallels in southwestern Turkey.
- 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.
- rim sherds - Fragments of a ceramic or glass vessel from just below the rim.
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