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A shallow drum is depicted on a Greco-Scythian metal gorytus, or bow and arrow
case, of the 4th century BC, but there again no evidence exists of its having been
known to Greece. Frame drums, traditionally women's instruments in the Near ...
Another widespread group of wares, popular until the 14th century, has
decoration carved and incised into the body and is covered with transparent
glazes. The patterns suggest the influence of some of the Sung wares of China.
By the 15th century Chinese influence, particularly that of Ming blue-and-white,
was predominant, and the older styles were tending to die out (see below China:
Ming dynasty). A group of blue-and- white wares belonging to the 15th and early
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