proto geometric


adjective (sometimes lowercase)
pertaining to or designating a style of vase painting developed in Greece chiefly during the 10th century b.c. and characterized by use of abstract geometrical motifs.
Also, Proto-geometric, proto-geometric, Proto-Geometric.
Compare geometric ( def 4 ).

1925–30; proto- + Geometric Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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characteristic of the earliest phase of geometric art especially in Greece 
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