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September 12, 2007 Geometric Greece Pottery and Greek culture o Pottery: the plastic of the ancient world Durable: near-indestructibility of fragments discarded near site of use Earliest c5600 BCE Stratigraphy from Neolithic on Pervasive: most storage, transportation container Identification: type of clay, method of manufacture, fabric Painting: mainly explanatory, heirloom items Inscriptions: for user, maker’s mark Periods (artificial) Stratigraphy; artistic deviation Submycenaean (1125-1050): feeble grasp on Mycenaean past Protogeo (1050-900): simple geometric patterns, compass Early Geometric (900-850): complex patterns, rare figures Middle Geometric (850-750): figures more common (horses) Late Geometric (750-700): full scenes Orientalizing (700-525): strong Near East and Egypt influence, captions Attic Black Figure (625-525); Red Figure (525 onward) Spirit of the Age (Zeitgeist) o Sense of stability, optimism
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