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 Füzesabony style pottery was made by hand from locally available clays, with slab and coil building techniques. Fine pottery is always a highly burnished, dark ware (fired under reducing conditions). The clay for such jugs, cups and ornamental bowls was tempered with grog (finely ground pottery fragments) and/ or sand. Coarse ware (e.g. cooking pots, amphorae or deep bowls) are never burnished. They are manufactured from clay tempered with grog.
The most characteristic feature of Füzesabony style pottery is the use of plastic, often organic, channelled or incised ornamental motifs. Pointed knobs surrounded by round channelling, or intertwined wavy lines (so- called ‘running spirals’) are typical motifs on jugs and bowls. The bottom of the ornamental bowls often display knobs with channelling in a concentric composition, which may even bear cosmological meanings. Due to the large variability of ornaments and forms, and the hand-made technique, there are practically no two identical vessels within the Füzesabony style.
Aerial photo of Novaj-Földvár fortified tell settlement (Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County)
Novaj-Földvár erődített tell település légi felvétele (Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén megye)
From courtesy of the Civertan Bt and Klára P. Fischl
Civertan Bt. és P. Fischl Klára szívességéből
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