Matt-painted (pottery style)

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Scope note
Refers to the style of pottery produced on the Greek mainland and dating from the Middle Helladic, characterized by simple, handmade shapes including many closed vessels, and decorated with painted geometric or linear motifs. It is also recognizable due to the dull appearance of the surface, in contrast to pottery where the surface has been burnished, and thus rendered lustrous.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024