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Corinthian Geometric

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Shape and ornament: Coldstream's lekythosoinochoe. At the centre of the neck, a multiple zigzag with vertical bars on the apices; flanked above and below by dotted lozenge chains as on the body. The extension of linear decoration over the entire surface of the vase, replacing the dark glaze, begins on oinochoe on the Middle Geometric II. The tendency reaches its fullest extent in the Late Corinthian period, but normally with a black band surviving at the bottom of the vessel. The decoration of the vessel is with exclusively geometric motifs, without any of the figural or curvilinear devices that are introduced in Protocorinthian period, but the use of such geometric decorations persists on this vase form well into the Protocorinthian period.

Keywords:Corinthian Vase; lekythosoinochoe; Protocorinthian period



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