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Argaric carinated vessel (Bronze Age)

Carinate is a shape in pottery, glassware and artistic design usually applied to amphorae or vases. The shape is defined by the joining of a rounded base to the sides of an inward sloping vessel.[1] This design is seen in ancient cultures such as recovered in archaeological digs in such sites as the palace of Knossos in Minoan Crete.[2] An alternative adjectival form of this design is carinated.

See alsoEdit


  • Emmanuel Cooper. 2000. Ten Thousand Years of Pottery, fourth edition, University of Pennsylvania Press, ISBN 0-8122-3554-1, ISBN 978-0-8122-3554-8, 352 pages
  • C. Michael Hogan. 2007. Knossos fieldnotes, The Modern Antiquarian, ed. J. Cope

Line notesEdit

  1. ^ Emmanuel Cooper. 2000
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2007