dipylon

adjective, often capitalized
dip·​y·​lon | \ ˈdipəˌlän \

Definition of dipylon

: distinctive of an elaborate stage of ancient Greek pottery making and decorating in the geometric style marked by pictures of funerals

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History and Etymology for dipylon

Dipylon, gateway on the west side of ancient Athens, near which pottery in this style has been found

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“Dipylon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dipylon. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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