black-glossed ware

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Style of pottery common in Greece and the central Mediterranean from the 7th to the 2nd century bc, characterized by its plain black‐sheen surface. Made in Athens and several other centres in Italy and Sicily. From the mid 5th century bc black‐glossed vessels were frequently ornamented with stamped decoration, and from the 4th century bc rouletting became common on open‐form vessels.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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