Ritual, Control, and The Cup

By
Taylor Alessio
Taylor Alessio, Johns Hopkins University class of 2016, is an Art History Major with a minor in the Program for Museums and Society. Although not an archaeology major, Taylor is drawn to materials and has always had an interest in ancient cultures and their art.

A painted cup fragment, JHUAM collection

Ritual, Control, and The Cup

This paper will discuss a Wheel Made White Painted Ware I cup from the Cypro-Geometric period and its connection to ritual culture and shifting powers within the island of Cyprus. Migrants including Phoenicians, Mycenaeans, and the Sea Peoples struggled for control making lasting imprints on native culture. These impacts included changing material culture, and the ways in which it was used.

 

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