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  10. Aegean pottery styles
  11. Helladic pottery styles
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Scope note
Refers to a style of Early Helladic pottery that developed from around 2,500 BCE to around 2,000 BCE. It is characterized by being hand-made and not thrown on a wheel, and by a finish of semi-lustrous paint rather than burnished slip, with a variegated appearance that ranges from reddish to brownish to black.
Accepted term: 27-May-2024