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date: 07 August 2020

pottery, Greek 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

Pottery is a primary source of evidence for Greek history. Pervasive and almost indestructible, its generally predictable development means that it provides a framework to which other arts can be related. The presence of clay in every region fostered local styles, whence trade patterns can be detected. Factors determining origin are clay, shape, and decoration, the last varying from none (most cookpots, coarsewares, storage ... ...

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