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Cup

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Object Number:
MS4605C
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Minoan
Provenience:
Greece
Crete
Gournia
Period:
Middle Minoan IB
Middle Minoan IIA
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Description:
Carinated cup of unusual form; convex upper section; rounded carination; pronounced foot; strap handle; concentric string marks. Fine pinkish white to pinkish gray (7.5 YR 7-8/2) clay covered with black paint, wiht decoration in added red and added white paint. Completely painted, including bottom of base. Added red: bands below rim, at carination, and on lower body. Added white: zigzag motif with added dots between two upper red bands; band on base. Restored from fragments; some sherds missing, including most of the handle; surface eroded; handle restored incorrectly (too high). Comments: MM IB-IIA. The shape is similar to Hawes et al. 1908: fig. 40, no. 3 (Gournia) and Dawkins 1902-03: 305, fig. 4, no. 2 (Palaikastro).
Height:
7.5cm
Outside Diamater:
4.6cm
Credit Line:
Gift of the Candia Museum, Crete
Other Number:
408 (P. Betancourt's 1991 publication)   -   Other Number

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: pp. 24-25, no. 408, pl. 6, fig. 8
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