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Amphora

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Object Number:
MS4130
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Minoan
Provenience:
Greece
Crete
Gournia
Period:
Late Minoan IIIA:2
Late Minoan IIIB
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Description:
Squat oval-mouthed amphora with two handles and ridge at juncture of neck and shoulder. Fine, pink (5 YR 7/3) clay with a paler surface, with decoration in dusky red to black paint. Wiped with water and burnished. Upper part (mouth, neck and handles) painted solid; wide bands on shoulder and body. Intact, but cracked and chipped. Comments: LM IIIA: 2-IIIB. Dated by the quality of the fabric.
Height:
12cm
Credit Line:
Gift of the Candia Museum, Crete
Other Number:
769 (P. Betancourt's 1991 publication)   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Aegean Bronze Age (1969 - 1975)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Betancourt, Philip P. & Silverman, Jean S. 1991. Pottery from Gournia:The Cretan Collection in the University Museum, The University of Pennsylvania. II. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 92, no. 769, pl. 42, fig. 40
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