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31 08, 2017

Running spirals and meanders – Ancient art history

By |2018-11-20T09:44:50-07:00August 31st, 2017|Art|2 Comments

The beginning of meanders? An Egyptian pot with spirals (Naqada II, ca. 4000 BC) What is a meander? A meander is a kind of pattern that artists used to decorate the borders or edges of pictures. They're called meanders because "meander" means to wander. So these are lines that wander around before they [...]

5 07, 2017

Dark Age Greek pottery

By |2019-07-22T21:13:23-07:00July 5th, 2017|Art, Greeks|0 Comments

Dark Age Greek pottery: a Sub-Mycenaean octopus jar The end of the Bronze Age With the collapse of Mycenaean civilization around 1200 BC, Mycenaean pottery also went downhill. Minoan and Mycenaean pottery The Greek Dark Ages Greek pottery History of pottery All our ancient Greece articles People had other things to worry about [...]

4 07, 2017

Greek Geometric Pottery

By |2019-07-03T23:30:55-07:00July 4th, 2017|Art, Greeks, History|0 Comments

Dipylon Vase (Geometric pottery), a grave marker from Athens. This vase is about six feet tall! Archaic period pottery Gradually the Sub-Mycenaean pottery of the Greek Dark Ages developed into a new style we call the Geometric. Sub-Mycenaean pottery More Greek pottery Ancient Greek art All our ancient Greece articles As times improved [...]