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Historical Ceramics Project - Bronze Age

Project : Choose a ceramic vessel from the Bronze Age and remake that piece in a contemporary context.

Changes : Alter the form, scale, texture, content, etc. for a piece from between 3300BCE to 600BCE.

Examples : Examples may include Greek Amphora pots, Chinese pottery from multiple dynasties, and Mycenaean works.  Be aware of the different utilitarian uses for these vessels, any political messages (Greek) and how and why drawings were used during any particular time period.

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Identifying Examples of Coil Pots - 2000BCE to mid 14th Century

Keywords: pot, pottery, ceramics, bowl

Time Period: 3300BCE to 600BCE encompasses the "Bronze Age" most liberally throughout the world.  The Bronze Age started as early as 3300BCE in some places, and ended as late as 600BCE in other places.  Use the date range / slider in ARTstor to limit by date.


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