Cypro-Archaic Body Sherd of Bichrome Ware with Painted DecorationCypro-Archaic I
750 BCE-600 BCE
3 3/8 in. x 1 7/8 in. x 1/4 in. (8.5 cm x 4.8 cm x 0.58 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.3930
Geography: Asia, Cyprus
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
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.
- Bichrome ware - Two-color pottery excavated in Palestine, Cyprus, and Coastal Syria; generally assigned to the 15th-16th century BCE.
- 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.
- painting - The application of paint to a surface primarily for protection or to apply a general color. For the application of pigments to a surface to create an expressive or communicative image, use "painting (image-making)."
- sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
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