In ancient Greek art, the period from the late 8th to the end of the 7th century BCE, which followed the Geometric and preceded the Archaic. It is so named because during this time the Greeks were influenced by eastern cultures, especially the Phoenicians, Assyrians and Egyptians, as evidenced by new, eastern motifs assimilated into Greek vase-painting and sculpture.

The Griffin Jug. From Aegina, Greece. Ca. 675-650 BCE. British Museum, London.