Aegean (?) Body Sherd with Glazed, Painted, and Burnished Decoration
1 13/16 x 15/16 x 3/16 in. (4.6 x 2.4 x 0.5 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- Aegean pottery styles - Pottery styles belonging to Aegean cultures.
- bodies - Those parts of containers that enclose the contents, as distinguished from accessory components such as covers, handles, and applied decoration.
- burnishing - Making shiny or lustrous by rubbing with a tool that compacts or smooths.
- 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)."
- 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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