Cypro-Geometric Neck Fragment of White Painted Ware with Painted DecorationCypro-Geometric II-III
950 BCE-750 BCE
3 7/16 in. x 1 11/16 in. x 1/4 in. (8.7 cm x 4.3 cm x 0.65 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.3894
Geography: Asia, Cyprus
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
This object has the following keywords:
- Cypriote pottery styles - Pottery styles belonging to Cypriote cultures.
- Geometric - Refers to a period, culture, and style that developed first in Attica, but was eventually found throughout Greece, in Italy, and in the Levant. It is generally held to have occurred from around 900 BCE to around 700 BCE, though some classification schemes omit the Protogeometric period and begin the Geometric period at 1100 BCE. In pottery it is characterized by dark-on-light decorations arranged in regularly spaced horizontal bands, and differs from Protogeometric style in that the designs are busier and the bands cover nearly the entire vessel. Designs include zigzags, triangles, meanders, swastikas, and distinctive stylized, angular human and animal figures. Similar designs and figural types were used in sculpture and other arts.
- necks - Relatively narrow, or constricted parts of containers, such as the slender portion of a bottle or vase between the mouth and the shoulders.
- 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)."
- White Painted - Refers to the pottery style found in Cyprus from the Early Cypriote period beginning around 2300 BCE through the Geometric period ending around 750 BCE. While the style underwent changes over time, generally it is characterized by pottery decorated with dark paint on a white or light background.
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