Octopus Style

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Scope note
Refers to a distinctive style of Greek vase painting that evolved in the twelfth century BCE. It probably developed in the Dodecanese and was inspired by the octopus designs of Minoan Marine Style vessels. It was found in Rhodes, Cos, the Cyclades, and eastern Attica. It is characterized by dark designs on a light ground, with designs typically depicting a large stylized octopus with small birds and fish painted between its tentacles.
Octopus Style
Accepted term: 22-Jul-2024