19th century busts parian porcelain dating
Immediately above the Flood deposit, and therefore dating from a time soon after the Flood (about 3000 Susa (Shushan) in southwest Iran.The motifs are partly geometric, partly stylized but easily recognizable representations of waterfowl and running dogs, usually in friezes.The commonest Early Minyan ware introduced by the newcomers in an unpainted monochrome body thrown on a fast wheel and fired in a reducing kiln to a uniform gray colour that penetrates the biscuit; the surface is then highly polished and feels soapy to the touch.The shapes are all strongly ridged (carinated) and probably derive from metalwork.The pottery of Early Minoan Crete bears simple geometrical patterns, at first in dark paint on a light clay ground (EM I–II), and subsequently in white over a coat of dark paint (EM III).The surface of the ware of Vasílikí in eastern Crete (EM II) has a mottled red and black appearance.They provide the first instance of the use of tin glaze; although the date of its introduction cannot be certainly determined.
Parian ware is usually white, but some pieces are partially colored. ff3=4&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=parian&lgeo=1&mpre=
The earliest forms of decoration were geometrical or stylized animal or scenic motifs painted in white slip on a red body.
There is comparatively little variation until the 26th dynasty () showing signs of Greek influence.
They are generally executed in dark colours on a light ground.
Vases, bowls, bowls on feet, and goblets have been found, all dating from about 3200 pottery was no longer decorated.