University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS4102
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Greece
Period: Late Minoan Period
Height: 21.8cm
Outside Diameter:10.5cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904
Other Number693 (P. Betancourt's 1991 publication) - Other Number


Cylindrical stand with solid base and slightly flaring rim. Coarse, pinkish white (7.5YR 8/2) clay. Wiped with water. Undecorated. Restored from fragments; a few sherds missing. Plain pot stands are occasionally recorded from Minoan domestic contexts, and several were found at Gournia (Hawes et al. 1908: pl. 1, nos. 6-8 and 16). There may be some relation to the similar but more elaborately decorated "snake tubes" (for discussion see Cadogan 1973; Gesell 1976: 247-259; Betancourt et al. 1983).


[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. 77, no. 693, pl. 35, fig. 32View Objects cited in this Publication

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