COARSE POTTERY
   See IMPASTO.

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  • POTTERY —    Pottery found in Etruria is generally defined technologically and artistically into a number of distinct forms: coarse pottery or impasto, fine black burnished and heavily reduced (deprived of oxygen in the kiln) bucchero, and black glazed and …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • POTTERY — appears for the first time in the Neolithic period, around the middle of the sixth millennium B.C.E. For two reasons, it serves as a major tool for the archaeological study of the material culture of ancient man: first because of its extensive… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • pottery — /pot euh ree/, n., pl. potteries. 1. ceramic ware, esp. earthenware and stoneware. 2. the art or business of a potter; ceramics. 3. a place where earthen pots or vessels are made. [1475 85; POTTER1 + Y3] * * * I One of the oldest and most… …   Universalium

  • Pottery — Pot and Pots redirect here. For Pot, see Pot (disambiguation). For POTS, see POTS (disambiguation). Unfired green ware pottery on a traditional drying rack at Conner Prairie living history museum …   Wikipedia

  • POTTERY —    Deposits of pottery remains constitute the bulk of archaeological tells of Mesopotamia. The term pottery differentiates clay vessels and other household objects from figurines (called terra cotta). The different shapes, decoration, burnishing …   Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

  • History of pottery in the Southern Levant — The history of pottery in the Southern Levant describes the discovery and cultural development of pottery in the archaeological area of the Southern Levant, which includes the modern day polities of Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority… …   Wikipedia

  • Mississippian culture pottery — is the ceramic tradition of the Mississippian culture (800 to 1600 CE) found as artifacts in archaeological sites in the American Midwest and Southeast. It is often characterized by the adoption and use of riverine (or more rarely marine) shell… …   Wikipedia

  • Minoan pottery — Medallion Pithoi , or storage jars, at the Knossos palace. Named from the raised disks, they date to MM III/LM IA …   Wikipedia

  • Mycenaean pottery — is the pottery, produced by Mycenaean potters and divided by archaeologists into a series of stylistic phases, which can be grouped into four major stages, which roughly correspond with cultural/historical stages. Contents 1 Chronology 1.1… …   Wikipedia

  • Tin-glazed pottery — is pottery covered in glaze containing tin oxide which is white, shiny and opaque. (See tin glazing.) The pottery body is usually made of red or buff colored earthenware and the white glaze was often used to imitate Chinese porcelain. Tin glazed… …   Wikipedia

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