University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS4142
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Minoan
Provenience: Greece
Crete
Gournia
Locus: G2
Period: Late Minoan IB
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 24.4cm
Outside Diameter:20.9cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904
Other Number636 (P. Betancourt's 1991 publication) - Other Number

Description

Jug with vertical handle. Medium textured, reddish yellow (5 YR 7/6) clay, with decoration in red (2.5 YR 4/6) to very dark gray (5 YR 3/1) paint. Wiped with water and burnished. Bands on rim, inside and out, on shoulder, and on lower body. Frieze on four separate foliate bands on shoulder. Outside of handle painted. Added white paint: thin bands on dark bands on rim and body; possibly other designs as well. Bottom of base unpainted. Restored from fragments; some sherds missing, including spout and most of rim; surface eroded. For the shape compare Hawes et al. 1908: pl. 8, no. 3 (Gournia); Bosanquet and Dawkins 1923: 62, fig. 50a (Palaikastro). For shape and decoration compare Forsdyke 1925: pl. 9, no. A 649 (Gulf of Mirabello area).


Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] Betancourt, Philip P. & Silverman, Jean S. 1991. Pottery from Gournia:The Cretan Collection in the University Museum, The University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 65, no. 636, pl. 28, fig. 26View Objects cited in this Publication

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