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Jar

Object Number:MS4662
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Minoan
Provenience: Greece
Crete
Gournia
Locus: W20
Period: Late Minoan IB
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 19.6 cm
Outside Diameter:22.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904

Description

Cylindrical bridge-spouted jar with one vertical handle and two horizontal side-handles. Small coils linking spout and body. Medium textured, very pale brown (10YR 7/4) clay, with decoration in red (2.5 YR 4/8) to black paint. Wiped with water, and burnished. Bands on the rim and lower body, with zone of solid semicircles (wave pattern) rising form band on shoulder. Spout and handles painted. Bottom of base unpainted. Restored from fragments; some sherds missing. For generally similar jars with wave pattern and other motifs see Hawes et al. 1908: pl. 9, nos. 17-18 and 30 (Gournia).

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. 59, no. 606, pl. 18, fig. 22View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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