Corinthian Vessel FragmentArchaic
5/8 in. x 1 1/4 in. x 3/16 in. (1.6 cm x 3.1 cm x 0.45 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2011.17.105
Geography: Europe, Greece, Corinth
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Sherds
Collection: Collection of Doreen Canaday Spitzer
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.
- Corinthian - Refers to a pottery style created in the city and region of Corinth in the Peloponnese in south-central Greece, and exported extensively in other parts of Greece, Italy, and Egypt, particularly in the second half of the seventh century BCE and the first half of the sixth century BCE. It is characterized by large vessels and bold decoration arranged in friezes covering most of the surface. Designs are in black-figure on a light terra-cotta background, with red, white, and incised additions. Motifs may have been inspired by Eastern textiles and typically include animals, monsters, or human figures, with ornaments such as dots, leaves, or rosettes scattered over the background.
- sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
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