Black-Glazed Pottery From Jordan


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 18 February 2019
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Although known by this term, the pottery is not technically glazed. It evolved from the Greek Attic "Red-on-Black" pottery, but the images of heroes and gods that made the Attic vases famous were replaced by vegetal and simple geometric motifs by the end of the 4th century BCE. The centers for the production of the black pottery spread across the northern Mediterranean areas during the Hellenistic period, where they are raw materials for producing the metallic slip. Only a few pots were found in Jordan, as it was a luxury import reserved for the elite. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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