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Punic black-glazed pottery from Sardinia: an imitation class between Punic and Roman periods

Carla Del Vais

Punic black-glazed pottery is widely distributed in Sardinia during the 3rd century BC and in the early 2nd century BC; this production may be regarded as part of a wider phenomenon within the Punic Mediterranean culture which involved other areas of Punic influence as North Africa, West Sicily, the Iberian Peninsula and Ibiza. This pottery is characterized by a body of partially refined clay of variable colour; the glaze, applied by immersion, is not uniform and varies from black to grey, from brown to reddish. The most common forms are derived from Attic black-glazed pottery; in the later stages of production, forms that imitate the Campanian classes appear.

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