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Lamp

Object Number:
MS4176A
Current Location:
Culture:
Minoan
Provenience:
Greece
Crete
Gournia
Period:
Middle Minoan III
Late Minoan IA
Late Minoan IB
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Description:
Conical lamp with edge of rim squared in profile, on high, conical base; concave reservoir with two opposed wick-cuttings; two opposed lug-handles below the rim, opposite the wick-cuttings; hollow base. Coarse, unevenly colored gray to brown (2.5-5 YR 4/3-4) clay, with light and dark inclusions. Covered with dark paint and burnished. Restored from fragments. This is a ceramic version of lamps like vol. I, nos. 95-98, a lamp used widely in Minoan Crete and in areas under Minoan influence (Melas 1985: no. 201). Compare Hawes et al. 1908: pl. 2, nos. 75 and 77 (Gournia). For discussion of pedestal lamps see Mercando 1974-75: 29-32.
Height:
30.8cm
Outside Diamater:
25.3cm
Credit Line:
Gift of the Candia Museum, Crete
Other Number:
527 (P. Betancourt's 1991 publication)   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Worlds Intertwined: Classical World Introduction (14 Mar 2003)
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Classical Gallery: Aegean/Cretan (1975 - 2000)
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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. 44, no. 527, pl. 13, fig. 16
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