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The Egyptian Revival, like the Gothic and Classical Revival styles, was popular in American decorative arts throughout the nineteenth century, continuing into the 1920s. The major motifs of Egyptian art, such as obelisks, hieroglyphs, the sphinx, and pyramids, were used in various artistic media, including architecture, furniture, ceramics, and silver. Egyptian motifs provided an exotic alternative to the more traditional styles of the day. Over the course of the nineteenth century, American... More »
The transition from the Submycenaean to the Protogeometric pottery is characterized by the technical progress that took place in the manufacture of painted vases and accelerated their production. Craftsmen were by now using a rapid potter's wheel with obvious results in the balance and elegance of shapes. Clay was much better cleaned, the slip, whenever used, was of very good quality whereas the glaze was black and glossy. In addition, the incision of concentric circles, that remained a typical decorative motif, was not done freely by hand but by compass the one arm of which consisted of a multiple brush. Protogeometric Style led into whatbecame known as the Geometric style.
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