Geometric Pottery Designs

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 03 August 2013
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A detail of a 7th century BCE amphora displaying the common design motifs of the Geometric style of Greek pottery. The style was in use from 900 to 600 BCE in the Greek world and involved decorating vessels with simple linear motifs and stylised figures. From ancient Thera, Santorini. (Archaeological Museum, Thera).

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, August 03). Geometric Pottery Designs. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1370/geometric-pottery-designs/

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