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unknown Cypriot
Cypriot Primary

Cypriote Red Polished Ware Neck Fragment

Philia Stage
2500 BCE-2350 BCE

2 1/16 in. x 1 7/8 in. x 3/8 in. (5.3 cm x 4.8 cm x 0.9 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.3916
Geography: Asia, Cyprus
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Sherds
Culture/Nationality: Cypriote

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  • Cypriote - Refers to the culture of the island of Cyprus, particularly during the Bronze Age from about 2300 to 1050 BCE.
  • necks - Relatively narrow, or constricted parts of containers, such as the slender portion of a bottle or vase between the mouth and the shoulders.
  • Philia stage - Refers to the transitional phase on the island of Cyprus from about 2500 to 2300 BCE between the end of the Chalcolithic period and the start of the Early Cypriote period, named after the site of Philia. Pottery of the period includes both late Chalcolithic and Early Cypriote wares including shapes and designs with parallels in southwestern Turkey.
  • Red Polished - Refers to the pottery style predominant in Cyprus from the Philia stage beginning around 2500 BCE through the Middle Cypriote period ending around 1600 BCE. While the style underwent many changes in quality and appearance over time, generally it is characterized by a burnished red slip, fired to the colors of red and black, and decorated with incised and relief motifs.
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.

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