Ritual, Control, and The Cup

By
Taylor Alessio
Taylor Alessio ('16) is a freshman Art History Major at Hopkins. Taylor is from Manalapan, New Jersey and became interested in Archaeology at a young age after many visits to the American Museum of Natural History. Taylor hopes to work on a Hopkins dig, and eventually become a museum curator.

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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