Anatolian Bronze Age Rim Sherd with Polished and Glazed DecorationBronze Age: Troy I-VI
3000 BC - 1250 BC
1 9/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/8 in. (4 x 7 x 1 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.455
Geography: Asia, Turkey, Anatolia
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
This object has the following keywords:
- Anatolian - Refers to the culture and styles that developed in antiquity in the geographical area of modern Turkey.
- 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.
- glaze - Thin, usually glossy surface coating in various contexts. In paintings, glaze is a thin film of transparent to semitransparent color added to change tonality.For textiles and paper, glaze is a highly polished finish obtained by treating the fabric or paper with starch, glue, wax, or synthetic resins, then heat-pressing. In ceramics, glaze is a thin, vitreous, opaque coating fired on the surface of a ceramic body to add color, texture, and water resistance; prefer a narrower concept "ceramics glaze," or one of its narrower terms. For thin applications of paint in watercolor, use "wash (material)."
- polishing - Process of rubbing a surface to make it smooth or shiny.
- rim sherds - Fragments of a ceramic or glass vessel from just below the rim.
- sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
- maximum length Dimensions: 1 9/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/8 in. (3.969 x 6.985 x 0.953 cm)
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