Archaic - Classical Tumbler FragmentArchaic-Classical
1 9/16 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in. (3.9 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.551
Geography: Europe, Greece, Crete
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.
- Classical - Refers to an ancient Greek style and period that begins around 480 BCE, when the Greek city-states defeated the Persian invaders, and ends around 323 BCE, with the death of Alexander the Great. It is characterized by the rebuilding of cities after the Persian wars, the flourishing of philosophy, drama, architecture, sculpture, painting, and the other arts. In the visual arts, it is known for the mastery of the human form and sophistication of architectural design.
- Early Bronze Age - Refers to the earliest phase of Bronze Age cultures, which developed differently in different regions, either from Chalcolithic or Neolithic technologies. It differs from the Middle and Late Bronze Age cultures primarily in metal assemblages and burial rites. It is characterized in part by the earliest experimentation with copper alloys to produce bronze, as well as the improvement of stone tools, and various other local cultural developments. Some scholars classify the Chalcolithic as the earliest phase of the Bronze Age.
- sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
- tumblers - Drinking vessels without a stem, foot, or handle and traditionally having a rounded bottom; also includes similar forms with heavy, flattened bottoms.
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