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Jar

Object Number:MS4737
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Minoan
Provenience: Greece
Crete
Gournia
Locus: D23
Period: Late Minoan I
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 15.5 cm
Outside Diameter:14.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904

Description

Modified cylindrical jar wiht concave profile, with shape tapering slightly toward the upper part; small ledge shoulder; three small feet. Fine, pink (7.5 YR 7/4) clay, with decoration in dark reddish brown (5 YR 3/2) and added white (poorly preserved) paint. Wiped with water and burnished. Bands on shoulder and lower body; frieze of dots on upper body; linked running spirals with solid centers between bands on the body. Added white: thin bands on the dark bands on the upper body; perhaps other designs as well, no longer preserved. Restored from fragments; some sherds missing. including rim. Surface eroded. The complete shape is not known because the upper part is not preserved.

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] Silverman, Jean S., and Betancourt, Philip P. 1991. Pottery from Gournia:The Cretan Collection in the University Museum, The University of Pennsylvania.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 64, no. 630, pl. 26, fig. 26View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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