- The process and technique of producing, forming, or tracing a pattern, text, or other usually linear motif by cutting, carving, or engraving.
- 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.
- Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
- Fine clay which, when mixed with water, results in a fluid with a creamlike consistency, used in casting, glazing, decorating, and repairing ceramic wares; in its natural state, it contains sufficient flux to be used for glazing and decorating without the need of additives. For ceramic glaze with a high content of slip, use "slip glaze."
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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/157168 |title=Cypriote Body Sherd of Black Slip (Philia) Ware with Slipped and Incised Decoration |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=9/23/2021 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>
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