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Attic Geometric

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This chapter discusses about the shape and ornament of geometric Pyxis with lid. The vase exhibits features the majority of which place it within the Middle Geometric II/Strong Geometric II. However, there are some residual elements of Middle Geometric I/Strong Geometric I. To the earlier style belongs the rather more pronounced curve to the body than the flatter profile typical of the later. The use of double ancillary bands above and below the principal meander also deviates from the characteristic later pattern of single ancillary bands. In contrast with Coldstream's observation that the contours of the meanders in the Middle Geometric II are often less neatly drawn than formerly, those on the Detroit vase are more careful than the norm.

Keywords:Coldstream; geometric Pyxis



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