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Rim Sherd

Jar

Object Number:MS4637.63
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Minoan
Provenience: Greece
Crete
Gournia
Locus: Deposit A
Period: Late Minoan IA
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 6.3 cm
Length: 12.5 cm
Width: 1 cm
Outside Diameter:28.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904

Description

Rim-sherd from a large piriform jar. Medium textured, pink (7.5YR 7/4) clay with a darker core and a plaer surface, with light and dark inclusions, with decoration in red to black paint and added white paint. Wiped with water and burnished. Handmade. Concentric crescents alternating with crocus on the top of the rim. Band on outside of rim. Added white: foliate band on neck, flanked by bands. Surface eroded. Marked "ghem A," in Greek. From Deposit A. For the deposit see Soles 1979 a: 152. for the motif see 572 [MS4637.23]. For the shape see 622 [MS4720].

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. 63, no. 624, pl. 26, fig. 25View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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