Peucetii pottery

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Peucetii pottery was a type of Peucetii ceramic of southern Italy in the Apulia region, produced from the beginning of the 7th to 6th centuries BC. Peucetii pottery ceramics are an indigenous type. Their production area occupies the space between Bari and Gnathia. It is named after the ancient Peucetii, an ancient Illyrian population which lived in the area since the 11th century BC. The pottery was painted only in brown and black and was characterized by geometrical ornaments, swastikas, diamonds, and horizontal and vertical lines.[1] These samples were mainly in the Late Geometric phase of ceramics (before 600 BC) with a close ornamental pattern. The second phase of the pottery since the 6th century BC is influenced strongly on the Corinthian vase painting.[2] This is reflected both in the ornaments, decorations in the form of radiation, as well as change to figurative representation. The third and final phase brings a shift in production with it. The pottery was hand-formed before the arrival of the Greeks in the southernmost tip of Italy, when the potter's wheel was introduced. The painting became purely ornamental. Shown on them are decorative plant like ivy and laurel vines and palmettos. Rare images included figurative and mythological figures.

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  1. ^ History of Ancient Pottery, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman, Volume 2 Author H B Walters Publisher READ BOOKS, 2010 ISBN 1-4455-8060-8, ISBN 978-1-4455-8060-9 p. 328-329
  2. ^ The Foundations of Roman Italy Publisher Ardent Media 1937 p.315