potshard

   or potsherd
   A fragment of broken pottery discarded by an earlier civilization, likely to have settled into firmly stratified mounds over time and provide archaeological chronologies. Because potshards are more commonly known simply as shards, works of art about them or made of them can be seen in the article on shards. Also see excavate.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • Potshard — Pot shard , Potshare Pot share , n. A potsherd. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potshare — Potshard Pot shard , Potshare Pot share , n. A potsherd. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twosret — Pharaoh Infobox | Name=Twosret| Alt= Tausret, Tawosret Caption=Twosret playing the sistrum at Amada Temple, Nubia NomenHiero= t:A wsr C12 t:stp:n Nomen= Tausret (setepenmut) Mighty Lady, (chosen of Mut) [Peter Clayton, Chronicle of the Pharaohs,… …   Wikipedia

  • ostracon — /os treuh kon /, n., pl. ostraca / keuh/. (in ancient Greece) a potsherd, esp. one used as a ballot on which the name of a person voted to be ostracized was inscribed. Also, ostrakon. [1880 85; < Gk óstrakon; see OSTRACIZE] * * * ▪ archaeological …   Universalium


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