Painted Lid (?) Rim FragmentLikely Orientalizing-Archaic
Probably end of 5th century BCE
1 3/16 x 2 x 3/8 in. (3 x 5 x 0.9 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2009.4.84
Geography: Europe, Greece, Crete, Knossós (Knossos)
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
Collection: Agnes Newhall Stillwell Collection
This object has the following keywords:
- Archaic - Refers to the pottery style found in Persia around 6000 BCE. The style is characterized by fine, plain buff pottery tempered with straw that is sometimes decorated with simple red or orange painted designs.
- lids - Covers for the opening at the top of a vessel or other receptacle, or which close the mouth of an aperture; lids may be detached or turned upon a hinge in order to give access to the interior.
- Orientalizing - Refers to the ancient Greek period and style that followed the Geometric period and existed from around 725 BCE to around 650 BCE, overlapping with the early portion of the Archaic period of Greek history. It developed in Corinth and spread throughout Greece, to Etruria, and to other places with connections to Greece. It grew out of greatly expanded Greek trade and the subsequent influence of Near Eastern and Egyptian cultures. It is characterized by the abandonment of the geometric shapes and stick figures of the Geometric period to favor curvilinear forms, fleshy figures, and new themes, including exotic animals and monsters, such as sphinxes and griffins.
- rim sherds - Fragments of a ceramic or glass vessel from just below the rim.
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