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GEOMETRIC POTTERY Greek Pottery 1050-700 BC. Geometric Pottery Enduring Understanding: Though the Greek civilization experienced a Dark Age from 1150-750.

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1 GEOMETRIC POTTERY Greek Pottery BC

2 Geometric Pottery Enduring Understanding: Though the Greek civilization experienced a Dark Age from BC, archaeologically, they produced quite a lot of material. It is evident that the Greek civilization continued to advance even through this Dark Age.

3 GEOMETRIC POTTERY History: –Between BC, most pottery was influenced by the Dorians,a simple group of people from Europe who took over Greece. Their forms of pottery were simple, uneven shapes. –By 1050 BC, a new style began to develop. It is called Geometric style. But the earliest stage of this new style of pottery was called Proto-Geometric ( BC).

4 GEOMETRIC POTTERY Different Types of Pottery: USAGE –KRATER: Large Mixing container for water with Wine HYDRIA: large 3 handled jar for carrying water. One handle for pouring, 2 for lifting. KYLIX: shallow, circular, 2 handled drinking cup on narrow stem OINOCHOE: small pitcher used for pouring wine into cups

5 GEOMETRIC POTTERY Different Types of Pottery: USAGE AMPHORA: tall, 2 handled storage jar for oil, wine, dry goods such as grain.

6 GEOMETRIC POTTERY DORIAN POTTERY: Crude in design and uneven in terms of symmetry

7 Periods of Geometric Pottery Proto-Geometric Period: BC Early Geometric Period: BC Middle Geometric Period: BC Late Geometric Period: BC

8 Periods of Geometric Pottery Proto-Geometric BC Early Geometric Middle Geometric Late Geometric More complexity over time

9 GEOMETRIC POTTERY History –Proto-Geometric Period: BC Made on a wheel Decoration on pots: black bands, wavy lines, simple geometric shapes. –Principally concentric circles and half circles. Careful attention was given to relationship between decoration and shape of pot. Signaled a reawakening of technical proficiency in Greece

10 GEOMETRIC POTTERY PROTO-GEOMETRIC STYLE: BC Proto-Geometric belly-handled amphora Proto-Geometric neck handled amphora Neck handle Belly Handle Half circles Simple bands Wavy Lines

11 GEOMETRIC POTTERY PROTO-GEOMETRIC STYLE: –Notice: dark colors painted on lighter body. Proto-Geometric neck handled amphora Proto-Geometric belly handled amphora

12 GEOMETRIC POTTERY Geometric Period: – BC –Increasing variety of design on pots –More coverage on pot. Lots of lines and patterns. –Complexity of design increases: simple figures of animals then later, humans appear. –Bodies and limbs represented by triangles. –Some patterns recall those on baskets, clothes, a “weave pattern”.

13 GEOMETRIC POTTERY Geometric Period: –Black painted over a lighter body. –Depictions of humans and animals are conceptual rather than representational. Human figures reduced to geometric shapes. –Upper bodies are triangles. –Rest of body in profile. –Subject matter: battle scenes or funeral scenes.

14 GEOMETRIC POTTERY Geometric Period: –Large amphora with handles attached to neck were also used for the cremated remains of men and boys. –Large jars, Kraters, with handles attached to belly could also be used for the cremated remains of women and girls. –Shapes: zig-zag, cross-hatched, triangles, the meander and swastika. –General rule: size of figure denotes its importance. –Some Kraters served as grave monuments. Holes at the bottom allowed the liquid poured in to seep into the ground for the dead.

15 GEOMETRIC POTTERY Early Geometric Style: BC Early Geometric Grave group BC Different shapes

16 Early Geometric BC

17 GEOMETRIC POTTERY Middle Geometric Style: BC MG Belly handled Amphora ( BCMG Horse handled Pyxis Notice the growth and variety of shapes

18 GEOMETRIC POTTERY Geometric Style: Late Geometric BC. Diplyon Krater/grave marker BC Diplyon amphora/grave marker BC Triangular human figures Battle scene Funeral scene

19 GEOMTETRIC POTTERY Geometric Style: Late Geometric BC Detail of Figures from pots

20 GEOMETRIC POTTERY Geometric Style: Late Geometric BC. Detail of figures from pots

21 GEOMETRIC POTTERY Geometric pottery with its shapes and depictions of humans and animals is one step toward a more realistic view of life.

22 Periods of Geometric Pottery More complexity over time Which periods are these pots from?


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