Laconian (pottery style)

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Scope note
Refers to a pottery style that developed in the region of Laconia in the Peloponnese from around 600 BCE to around 550 BCE or later. It is characterized by the use of black-figure designs, often on a white slip, and motifs include pomegranates, lotus buds, palmettes, figures, and a net pattern. Laconian clay fires to a pale buff color in contrast to the orange-red color of Athenian clay.
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