Mycenaean Pottery Vessels from Jordan

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 February 2019
Mycenaean Pottery Vessels from Jordan

The term "Mycenaean" is derived from the site of Mycenae; it refers to the culture of Greece during the Middle and Late Bronze Ages. Mycenaean imports greatly increased around 1400 BCE and were mostly stirrup vessels, pyxides, and piriform jars. Mycenaean pots were prized for their high quality. They were decorated with simple geometric patterns painted while turning on the wheel, using paints that lend a lustrous look to the vessel after firing. Late Bronze Age, 1550-1200 BCE. From Tabaqat Fahl and Tal al-Sa'idiyya, Jordan. (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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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, February 28). Mycenaean Pottery Vessels from Jordan. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10064/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Mycenaean Pottery Vessels from Jordan." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 28, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10064/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Mycenaean Pottery Vessels from Jordan." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 28 Feb 2019. Web. 25 Aug 2019.

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