Image from page 111 of "Ægean archæeology; an introduction to the archæeology of prehistoric Greece" (1915)
Publisher: London, P.L. Warner
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acticallythe same type (Figs. 5, 2, 3),obviously imitated fromthat of the silver vase andits congeners. Pellets ofclay imitating rivets areplaced where the handlesjoin the rim, and paintedimitations of rivets areplaced midway between thehandles. The vases arepainted, it will be seen, andherein they no longer imi-tate metal. Their painting,too, is many-coloured. Thepink clay is painted all black,and on this are bands,wreaths, and sprays of redand white.1 One has regu-lar plant-sprays on its flutedsides which foreshadow thenaturalistic decoration ofthe succeeding period. Thispolychrome decoration is ofthe finest type of that char-acteristic of the SecondMiddle Minoan period, andcups of similar shape. Candia IS developed from a muchMuseuvi. Scale c.\. simplerpolychrome schcmc, characteristic of the First period. Whencedid the idea of polychromy come? The potters of the Middle Minoan period did not only imitate metal vases ; they at the same time imitated Boyd Hawes, Gournia, PL C, p. 60.
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