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Rim Sherd

Object Number:MS4637.7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Minoan
Provenience: Greece
Crete
Gournia
Period: Late Minoan IA
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 7.8 cm
Length: 10.8 cm
Width: 0.3 cm
Outside Diameter:9 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904

Description

[Along with MS4637.5] Two joining rim-sherds from a bridge-spouted or side-spouted jar (?). Fine, light red (2.5YR 6/5-5) clay with a paler surface, with decoration in red paint and added white paint. Wiped with water and burnished. Band at rim, inside and out. Band on upper shoulder; frieze of joined running spirals with large dots in centers. Added white: thin band on dark band on outside of rim; dot band on outside of rim; zone of vertical lines flanked by thin bands on dark band on upper shoulder; tinhy dots on large dots in centers of spirals, and on circles at outer edge of spirals. Comments: LM IA. The dating is based on the spiral type. Possibly a strainer?

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. 61, no. 614, pl. 20, fig. 23View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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